Pontius Pilate
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Pontius Pilate

The Man Who Put Jesus to Death (The Enforcer)
4.8 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
30 students enrolled
Created by Andy C Lewter
Last updated 4/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • This course is intended to provide the student a picture of Pontius Pilate that is not available solely from the Bible
  • This course also seeks to offer students a perspective on the socio-political landscape of Jesus' context in the first century AD
  • This course is designed to enable its students the opportunity to discuss the "Times of Jesus" in a more comprehensive way than they have been able to do in the past
  • This course desires to put its students in touch with the iconic historical figures who have produced the major literature of antiquity, inclusive of Tacitus, Suetonius, Philo and Josephus
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  • All of the material that the student will need is provided in the course itself

This is a comprehensive course on the life and career of Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Rome to the Province of Judea and the person most responsible for sentencing Jesus to death. The course examines his background, the origins of his office, his rise to prominence, his family and the challenges that he had with the Jewish community that made the death of Jesus unavoidable.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for church leaders, Christian Educators, Small Group Leaders and any other persons who have a genuine interest in history, the Bible and the surrounding events and personalities of the New Times times
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:52

This welcome provides a general overview of the course and helps the student to understand the way that the course is dividlogoed into. It outlines the number of video lectures and calls attention to the exams that the students will take that will measure their retention of the material that they are presented with.

Preview 00:52
2 Lectures 28:03

Socio-Political World of Pontius Pilate

Roman Empire

This course concentrates on the social and political landscape of the Mediterranean World between the time of the Old Testament and the time of the New Testament. The course will include references to the Persian, Chaldean, Greek and Roman Empires. The course will also introduce the student to the four major historians of the time including Philo, Suetonius, Tacitus and Josephus. The video lecture concludes with an introduction of Pilate into the world of politics and conquest.

Preview 14:33

The Landscape of New Testament Times Exam
10 questions

The Office of the Prefect


This is the second of five video lectures that are apart of this online course. This video lecture examines the office of the Prefect (Prefaectus) at the height of the Roman Empire. The course points out that the title of Prefect was changed to "Procurator" after the time of the Emperor Claudius. The lecture looks at the function and authority of the office especially as it related to the operation of the priesthood in Jerusalem, which included the office of the High Priest

The Office of Prefect, Procurator and Governor

This exam measure the retention of the student concerning the material found in the lecture on the Prefect

Office of Prefect Exam
10 questions
The Career of Pontius Pilate
2 Lectures 25:45

ThiPilates video lecture introduces the student to four of the major events that took place between Pilate and the Jewish community that resulted with the two being at odds with each other. The lecture explores exactly what it was that would have caused Pilate to behave the way that he did when it came to the trial of Jesus.

Pilate and the Jewish Community

This exam covers the material found in the video lecture of the same title. This exam is ten questions in length and is in the multiple choice format.

Pilate and the Jews Exam
10 questions


This video lecture examines the relationship that existed between Pontius Pilate and Jesus. The video takes a look at what Pilate must have known before Jesus ever stood before him in judgement. The video also offers an explanation as to why Pilate would have been pre-disposed to dealing with Jesus because of him being a resident of the neighboring province of Galilee. Finally, the video lecture looks at the efforts of Pilate to avoid having to put Jesus to death.

Pilate and Jesus

This exam is based upon the video lecture of the same name

Pilate and Jesus
10 questions
1 Lecture 11:30


This is the final video lecture for this online course and as such, examines some of the things that happened to Pilate following his episode with Jesus Christ. The video introduces the student to the incident in Samaria and the decision of Pilate to slaughter certain Samaritans who visited Mt. Gerezim. The video also looks at the reaction of Vitellius, who was the Prefect of the province of Syria and how he used the behavior of Pilate to embellish his own reputation among the Jewish community. In the end, the video describes what happen to Pilate at the end of his life.

The Ending Days of Pilate

This is the final exam of this course and it focuses upon the final days of Pilate and the events that lead to his decline and death

Final Days of Pilate Exam
10 questions
About the Instructor
Andy C Lewter
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233 Students
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Church Historian

Andy C. Lewter is the Bishop of Christian Education for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and is an Adjunct Professor at Beulah Heights Bible University in Atlanta, GA and the Apex School of Theology in Raleigh, NC. Bishop Lewter holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School and the United Theological Seminary. Bishop Lewter is a highly sought after scholar and is involved in training candidates for the bishopric. He pastors the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral of Amityville, NY and the Queens Ministry of Jamaica, NY