A few examples will illustrate Pilate’s treatment of the Jews.
The Romans were well aware that the Jews shunned all graven images.
Dating the Crucifixion Yes, there is more in the sky which declares “Messiah has come.” But to see these things, we must know when to look up. This is our first clue to the date of the crucifixion, because all four Gospels state that Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day, a Friday ().
Peter used the sky as a proof that Messiah had come, but sky did he use? This is a second important clue, because it gives us a solid connection with the ancient Jewish calendar system.
Tacitus, though himself disdainful of Jewry (, Book V: “…the Jews have purely mental conceptions of Deity, as one in essence.
They call those profane who make representations of God in human shape out of perishable materials.
As his personal conduit for management of Rome from Capri, Tiberius left a regent in the capitol.