Contrary to rumors, Pontius Pilate did not preside over the trial and execution of Jesus Christ. Neither was he Jesus's executioner.

'Lost' Road Built by Christ's Executioner Unearthed

The Jewish Sanhedrin held the trial of Jesus (a fellow Jew), not the Romans. Caiaphas, not Pilate, presided over that trial.

Pontius Pilate interrogated Jesus directly and found no wrongdoing on Jesus's part. Nevertheless, the Sanhedrin demanded Jesus's execution. Pilate washed his hands of the whole affair, but to keep from having an open revolt because of the Sanhedrin's position, he allowed Jesus to be crucified. He was not Jesus's executioner, nor was he even present at the crucifixion.

Why do people always try to blame the Romans? The answer to that is obvious, and you know it.

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.