Pontius Pilate

 

(Kregel Publications, 372 pp., hardcover or paperback). Although a novel because it involves dialogue between "the judge who changed history" and his wife and subjects, most of this book is absolutely factual.  It tells the unknown story of the man who sentenced Jesus to death by crucifixion, and also unveils the politics behind the scenes on that fateful Good Friday.  The historicity of this documentary novel is more than demonstrated by 20 pages of endnotes, setting a new standard of what historical fiction ought to be.

 

"Unique in biblical novels ... raises the genre of the historical novel to a plateau it has rarely reached." - The Chicago Daily News

"A serious historical study treated so well that it is difficult to drop the volume once begun" - The Boston Sunday Globe

 

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