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Pontius Pilate

You can read about me in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, and 1 Timothy.

I was the governor of Judea.  Luke 3:1.

I gave a pardon to a prisoner named Barabbas.  Matthew 27:24-26.

My wife had a dream and warned me not to have anything to do with an innocent man brought answering charges before me.  Matthew 27:19.

Joseph of Arimathea asked me for the body of the King of the Jews.  Matthew 27:57-58.

I gave the order to have the tomb of an innocent man guarded.  Matthew 27:65.

The chief priests, elders, teachers of the law, and the whole Sanhedrin bound an innocent man and brought him before me.  Mark 15:1.

I had an innocent man flogged.  Mark 15:15.

I washed my hands in front of a crowd and said "I am innocent of this man's blood."  Matthew 27:24.