Buy Used
£0.29
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by thriftbooks-USA
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All items ship from the USA.  Arrival time is usually 2-3 weeks. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Spend Less. Read More. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Pontius Pilate Paperback – 1 Mar 1996

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, 1 Mar 1996
£23.64 £0.23
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications; 2nd edition (1 Mar. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825432960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825432965
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,225,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

Unique in biblical novels. . . Ý Pontius Pilate raises the genre of the historical novel to a plateau it has rarely reached.

About the Author

Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. In 1984 he was named "Professor of the Year" as one of America's twenty-five finest educators. His other works include the award-winning Josephus: The Essential Works, Eusebius: The Church History; In the Fullness of Time; Pontius Pilate; and The Flames of Rome. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Paul Maier does an excellent job in this historical novel of being true to the facts where they are available, and being believably fictional in places where there are no facts available. This book traces the career of Pontius Pilate in Roman administration, his prefecture in Judea before, during, and after Christ. Highly researched and with full reference notes. I think the book is more guided to the student of history than of religion, but it will fit on both shelves.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is very detailed, focusing on the man who's single decision arguably changed the world. The stereotype of Pontius Pilate is set aside by the author who allows us to consider a full dimensional portrait of the historical prefect of Judea. As is true of much of Meier's works, the plot is enriched by the descriptions of a world as seen through the eyes of someone living in the 1st century. As I read the book being a Christian, I inevitably looked forward to the colossal confrontation between Pilate and the God-Man of Nazareth... But all in all, it was the final chapter of the book that etched the book in my mind as a worthwhile read in the way the author masterly contemplates if Pilate became a believer in Christ or remained a cynical skeptic... And the conclusion fits the rest of the book. I look forward to reading more of Meier's works, especially his historical fiction.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Detra Fitch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 April 2003
Format: Paperback
Two thousand years ago, there was a trial that changed history. Jesus Christ was dragged before the Roman politician who had to make the fateful choice that would place the Messiah on the cross. Who was this man, Pontius Pilate? What was life really like in those days, what political forces shaped events of that moment?
***** Paul Maier does an excellent job of exploring these questions in his novel that was published decades ago, but due to the timelessness of the subject, has held up well over the years. Pilate's choices are seen as both political and perhaps even divine necessity as the day that will become Good Friday unfolds. With the use of real figures and well researched customs, Dr. Maier sweeps readers back two millenia. Calling it fiction is almost an insult, because it is so very realistic. One complaint is that there is not a sequel exploring Pilate's wife, a woman who stands beside Caeser's wife in fascination.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback