Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Thanks Essy - you are right. I keep getting them mixed up sometimes. Pilate was the one that said it. Was not thinking clearly.
You're welcome. In my World History class we learned a little about the ancient history of the Hebrews. We don't get into a whole lot of religious discussion unless it is brought up but that is why it was still fresh in my mind.
Roman governors had the authority to govern their provinces as they saw fit (for the most part), and that included the administration of punishment. I don't think Tiberius really had anything to do with it. If I remember correctly it wasn't until Nero became emperor that Rome actively and violently persecuted the Christians.
Sorry for the thread hijack. I could talk history day and night.