Experts in Israel have identified a ring that may have belonged to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who oversaw the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The latest research on the ring was published in the Israel Exploration Journal. Accordingly, the bronze ring was discovered 50 years ago during an excavation conducted by Professor Gideon Foerster of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at the Herodion fortress in the Judean Desert.
After decades of lying dormant in the archives, the ring was given to a research team currently working for Herodion, led by Roi Porat, also of the Hebrew University. Through thorough cleaning with the help of a professional camera owned by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the secrets of the ring were revealed.
After zooming in on the photograph, the researchers saw a barrel of wine and the Greek words “Pilatus” engraved around it.
The name Pilatus immediately reminds people of Pontius Pilate – the governor of the ancient Roman province of Judea, a notorious evil character. Experts also speculate that it may have been used by a member of the Pilate court to sign documents under his authorization.
Fort Herodion, considered the biblical winter palace of King Herod, sits on a conical hill that still stands out today in the barren landscape of the Judean Desert, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Parts of the majestic fortress and mausoleum were used by the Roman officials who ruled ancient Judea, which further strengthens the find’s association with Pontius Pilate.
The ring is just one of the fascinating latest biblical authentic discoveries in Israel. In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a clay seal that could bear the signature of the biblical prophet Isaiah.
At the site of an ancient city on the West Bank, archaeologists are also hunting for evidence of the ark related to the story in the Ark of the Covenant.
Some experts also believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, home to Jesus’ apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.
The discovery of an ancient skeleton in northern Italy may also shed light on brutal Roman crucifixion. There is little archaeological evidence of crucifixion, the method used to execute Jesus Christ.
A recent study of genetic engineering by the Rockefeller University and the University of Basel, Switzerland concluded that the human race began to develop from an adult couple, showing that the biblical story of Adam and Eve is true. basis. Along with many other archaeological evidences confirm the authenticity of the stories in the Bible instead of mistakenly thinking they are just myths as was previously thought. It is really a valuable historical source, containing profound morals and historical lessons for people today.
In history, the empires that suppressed the faith eventually came to an end, the whole empire collapsed despite being at the peak of prosperity. Along with the persecution of Christians, the Roman Empire constantly encountered problems with natural disasters and epidemics, the economic situation continued to decline, the Germain tribe and the Persian Empire also began to invaded distant lands… The brutal persecution that lasted nearly 300 years of history, since the time Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire, was also the course of the Roman Empire’s history. to the day of doom.