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Paul L. Maier is the former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History (retired) at Western Michigan University and an award-winning author whose expertise in first-century studies and extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia Minor provide historical authenticity and compelling drama to his writing. His other writings include the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning volume Josephus: The Essential Writings, as well as The Flames of Rome, and the best-selling novel, A Skeleton in God’s Closet.
I have read Paul Maier's other books and he is very detailed on historical accuracy.
This book, Pontius Pilate by Paul L. Maier, seemed to me to be a realistic biography of a man we know little about.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes to read about biblical history and the Roman civilization.
I loved it. Maier does not distort history rather he fills in the gaps. I wish he had more books like this.Published 14 days ago by Solas
This shows how much Pilate was in a bind when he encountered Jesus in his trial. Reading through the Gospels is enriched with after reading Paul Maier's book about Pilate's life.Published 1 month ago by Nick Troutt
Most importantly first: I would never have touched any literature about Pontius Pilate if it were any kind of non-fiction writing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rainer Müller
This book successfully evokes the empathy of the reader into Pilate's life and times, explaining how one Roman administrator of an obscure province could become the most famous... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doug Morrow
I liked that it was historically accurate, but hard to determine at times fiction from fact to the average layperson. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elnora Cheatum
Paul Maier takes what little historic facts are available and fills in the blanks very well. It is a window into life in those days. I found it very interesting.Published 5 months ago by peted