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Pilate, Pontius

A Roman ruler in Judea, A.D. 26–36 (Luke 3:1). He hated the Jewish people and their religion and put at least some Galileans to death (Luke 13:1). Jesus was accused and condemned to be crucified before Pilate (Matt. 27:2, 11–26, 58–66; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 18:28–19:38).