Monday, January 07, 2013

Suffered under Pontius Pilate

Here are the opening words of Luke 3:
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,  during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
The names Pilate, Herod, Annas, and Caiaphas, cast the shadow of the cross over the very beginnings of Jesus' public ministry.

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