Archaeology confirms the historical references made in the Bible of a Roman Governor named Pontius Pilate, the procurator who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion. In June 1961 Italian archaeologists led by Dr. Frova were excavating near Caesarea and uncovered a limestone block. On the face is an inscription, which is part of a larger dedication to Tiberius Caesar and clearly says, “Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea.” This is the only known occurrence of the name Pontius Pilate in any ancient…
Pilate's Inscription discovered reads: “Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea.” The dating of the inscription, in connection with its mention of Tiberius (42 BC-37AD) places the governor Pontius Pilate at the same place and time as the Bible’s information about Jesus the Messiah.
Pontius Pilate inscription from Caesarea. Pontius Pilate was prefect of the Roman-controlled province of Judaea from 26–36 AD. The stone is significant because it is the only universally accepted[not in citation given] archaeological find with an inscription mentioning the name "Pontius Pilatus" to date. News Unlimited. Gospel.
The Bible is archeologically sound. Many historians could not understand why an important person such as Pontius Pilate was not listed in the Roman records, but this stone slab is the only mention of Pilate aside from the gospels, Josephus, Philo, and some coins.
1 of 12. Pilate Stone - The Pilate Stone Is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries to date. The stone is significant because it is the only universally accepted archaeology bearing the inscription of 'Pontius Pilate'.