, 29.01.2011 18:43
Pontius Pilatus war in den Jahren von 26 bis 36 n. Chr. Präfekt (Statthalter) des römischen Kaisers Tiberius in der Provinz Judäa. Bekannt ist er vor allem durch die Passionsgeschichte im Neuen Testament der Bibel geworden, der, wie auch dem Bericht des römischen Historikers Tacitus zufolge er Jesus zum Tod am Kreuz verurteilte. Was vielen nicht bekannt ist. Pontius Pilatus wurde als Sohn eines römischen Offiziers in Schottland geboren. http://www.sacredconnections.co.uk/holyl...ntiuspilate.htm
Zitat MY PROFILE From The Sunday Times January 3, 2010
Pontius Pilate’s Scottish roots ‘a joke’Mark Macaskill The legend that Pontius Pilate was born in Scotland has been exposed as an “elaborate joke” concocted by an aristocrat and his high-society friends, writes Mark Macaskill.
Research by Neil Hooper, a Scottish historian, shows that the first mention of the Roman governor’s supposed link with the village of Fortingall in Perthshire was in the late 19th century, around the time that Sir Donald Currie, a shipping magnate, bought the Glenlyon estate in 1885.
Hooper believes the former MP for Perthshire and patron to writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, invented the story as a prank with the help of his literary friends.
According to legend, Pilate was born beneath the branches of the Fortingall yew. Some claim he was the illegitimate son of a Roman legionnaire and a Celtic chieftain’s daughter.
According to Hooper, the earliest reference to Pilate’s Scottish roots was an article in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1899, which claimed his father was sent to Scotland as an ambassador. A few years later, Currie wrote to The Times, suggesting a stone on his estate inscribed with the initials “PP” was further evidence of a connection.
“Sir Donald was a patron of writers such as Tennyson and Kipling and it is strange how many supposedly ancient local traditions can be traced back only to his time,” said Hooper.