Though Pontius Pilate found no fault in Jesus
and tried to release him, he allowed Jesus to be crucified. Jesus thus became
the perfect sacrifice for our sin, acceptable to God in trade for the eternal
life that God wants to give us. That sacrifice was sufficient for you as well.
Have you traded in your sin for eternal life?
This coin was issued by Pilate in the year 30 A.D., the most probable year of
the crucifixion. The spiraling symbol is a
littus, a tool used in pagan sacrifices. It was placed on this coin by Pilate
to intentionally displease the Jews. It was used on these coins only during 30
and 31 A.D. The side of the coin with the littus is visible over an eye of the
victim in the shroud of Turin image.
[SGI 5623 = H 649]
or general topics:
Birth of Jesus,
Other Gospel topics,
Book of Acts,