Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
Latin Dedicatory Inscription
Latin Text that appears on Stone:
... )s Tiberivm
... Pon)tivs Pilatvs
English Translation of Text, provided, but not seen on Stone:
... building in honor of) Tiberius
... Pon)tius Pilate
... Praef)ect of Judea
Erected 0036 by the Roman Procurator of Judea.
Location. 31° 46.343′ N, 35° 12.271′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Ruppin Boulevard 2.1 kilometers south of Shmuel Stephan Weiz Street. Click for map. This marker is located in the Israel Museum, in the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing, as part of the museum's collection of artifacts displayed in one of its permanent exhibitions. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ruppin Boulevard 11, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District 02-670811, Israel.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ketef Hinnom (approx. 2 kilometers away); Jaffa Gate (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); The Crucifixion (approx. 2.7 kilometers away in ); Western Wall (approx. The Pool of Shiloah (Siloam) (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 3 kilometers away); Beit Hatzofeh Lookout (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Royal Quarter (Area G) (approx. 3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Jerusalem.
More about this marker. It should be noted that even though this marker is currently housed inside of a museum, when originally in use, back around 26 to 36 CE, it was an outdoor dedicatory inscription for a building, in the Romanized port city of Caesarea Maritima.
According to the information provided by the Israel Museum, this inscribed cut stone was excavated as a reused stone in the staircase of the Roman theater of Caesarea Maritima, which, at the time of the stone's use, was the provincial capital. It is believed that the cut stone was probably originally set into a temple built in the city in honor of the Emperor Tiberius.
Regarding Latin Dedicatory Inscription. Today, if a tourist were to go and visit the Romanized city of Caesarea Maritima, they would find there a historical marker
The marker at Caesarea Maritima goes on to state: "Pontius Pilate was the fifth Roman Procurator of Judea, serving in that capacity in 26-36 CE. Sources describe him as a cruel and unsympathetic ruler who was insensitive to Jewish religious feelings. According to the New Testament, he was the one who sentenced Jesus to be crucified. The inscription presented here is the only object from his time that bears his name. It was found reused in the staircase of the Roman theater of Caesarea, the provincial capital; it was probably originally set into a temple built in the honor of Emperor Tiberius."
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Also see . . .
1. Pilate Stone. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Top Ten Biblical Discoveries in Archaeology – #6 Pontius Pilate Inscription. This is a link to information provided by Credo House Ministries. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Caesarea Maritima. This is a link to information (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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