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Pilate Pontius

Pilate, Pontius, was Roman procurator of Judaea, Samaria, and Idumasa from 2G to 36 A.D., and in that capacity sat in judgment on Christ. He showed a complete disregard for the religious feelings of the Jews, whose complaints eventually led to his recall. He is said by Eusebius to have committed suicide whilst living in exile at Vienne in Gaul. According to ancient legend, his body caused the greatest commotion when thrown into the Tiber; and, the same result following elsewhere, it was at last sunk in a deep and lonely pool on Mount Pilatus near Lucerne.