Thursday, July 31, 2008

Even Pilate Claimed Jesus as God

You'll recall that when the Roman governor Pontius Pilate gave into the political pressure to have Yahshua (Jesus) executed on a cross, he had his soldiers hang a sign on the cross to announce the prisoner's crime. John 19:19-22 says:
19Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." 20Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but rather, 'This man said, I am King of the Jews.'" 22Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."
According to this article,
... the chief priests were infuriated when they saw the Hebrew inscription hanging over Yahshua’s head as He was dying on the tree.... By taking the first Hebrew letter of each word of the inscription hanging over His head, Yahshua Hanotzrei Vemelech Hayehudim....
you get YHVH, the Tetragrammaton, which in modern English is usually rendered YHWH or Yahweh, or in older English, JHVH (and intentionally mangled by many translators into the man-made corruption of "JeHoVaH").

(Yahshua = Jesus; Hanotzrei = the Nazarene (or of Nazareth); Vemelech = and king of; Hayehudim = the Judahites, Jews)

Pilate, unwittingly, announced to the world that Jesus is Yahweh, the God of Israel.

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