Pilate’s Identification Of Jesus

It is written:

“Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20  Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. 21  Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ‘ “. 22  Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” (John 19:19-22)

There is something very interesting about the sign that Pilate had written and hanged upon the cross of Jesus Christ.

“This titlos was an official title or notice for all to read. Matthew 27: 37 tells us that it was placed over Jesus’ head. We notice that throughout the trials, Pilate focused on Jesus’ position as the Christ, the King. Here, he makes it official by a placard hung over Jesus’ head, and he wrote it in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire, and Greek was the international language of the world at that time. What he wrote in Hebrew, however, is amazing. We miss it, because most of us don’t read Hebrew, but Pilate’s wording shocks the Jews who read it. The chief priests tell Pilate to change the title, but Pilate refuses. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. John 19: 21-22 “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.” When we write that out in Hebrew, the first letter of each of those four words spell YHWH—Yahweh, the ineffable name of God. Yeshua HaNazarei v’Melech HaYehudim in English is “Jesus the Nazarene and King of the Jews.”” (Chuck Missler & Dr. Mark Eastman, The Agony of Love: Six Hours in Eternity, 808-819 (Kindle Edition); Coeur d’Alene, ID; Koinonia House)

Even by means of His enemies, Jesus Christ is clearly shown to be the Son of God Himself.

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