Was Pontius Pilate executed by the Roman Emperor Caligula?

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z_0101’sDid Pontius Pilate Commit Suicide?
Biography.com – Pontius Pilate Biography (click thru)*
(has a video too (^_^) )
Mysterious DeathThe circumstances surrounding Pontius Pilate’s death in circa 39 A.D. are something of a mystery and a source of contention. According to some traditions, the Roman emperor Caligula ordered Pontius Pilate to death by execution or suicide. By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord.
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Mysterious Death

The circumstances surrounding Pontius Pilate’s death in circa 39 A.D. are something of a mystery and a source of contention. According to some traditions, the Roman emperor Caligula ordered Pontius Pilate to death by execution or suicide. By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord.

Some traditions assert that after he committed suicide, his body was thrown into the Tiber River. Still others believe Pontius Pilate’s fate involved his conversion to Christianity and subsequent canonization. Pontius Pilate is in fact considered a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Regardless of what truly became of Pontius Pilate, one thing has been made certain—that Pontius Pilate actually existed. During a 1961 dig in Caesarea Maritima, Italian archeologist Dr. Antonio Frova uncovered a piece of limestone inscribed with Pontius Pilate’s name in Latin, linking Pilate to Emperor Tiberius’s reign.

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Pontius Pilate:Personal Life & Legacy

It is known that Pilate died in 37 A.D. but it not known for certain that under what circumstances did he die. According to some myths, the Roman emperor Caligula ordered him to death by execution or suicide.
He chose to go into exile and kill himself and these myths also state that after he committed suicide, his body was thrown into the Tiber River.

Trivia
Some myths believe that towards the end of his life, Pilate was converted to Christianity and was later canonized.
He is considered a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Italian archeologist Dr. Antonio Frova, during a 1961 excavation in Caesarea Maritima, discovered a piece of limestone emblazoned with Pilate’s name in Latin, linking him to Emperor Tiberius’s reign.
There is a legend that places his death at Mount Pilatus, in Switzerland.
Some say that he was exiled to Gaul and eventually committed suicide there in Vienne.

Read more at http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/pontius-pilate-5073.php#ZPsrOMf80XDO2sHs.99

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Pontius Pilate – A Cruel and Unjust Ruler

 

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