Vox Clamantis by Ralph SadlerVox Clamantis by Ralph Sadler

Vox Clamantis

byRalph Sadler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. QUID EST VERITAS? I. Scene: The Roman Governor's house in Jerusalem in the time of Tiberius Caesar. Time: Early morning on the eve of one of the principal Jewish feasts. A tumult is heard without, and a servant informs the Governor that the chief priests and elders of the Jews are assembled outside, bringing with them, bound and a prisoner, the renowned prophet of Nazareth. They will not come into the judgment hall, because this would involve ceremonial defilement. Pontius Pilate, therefore, gets up and goes out to them. He has heard many things of this celebrated character, but never anything that should make him obnoxious to the Roman law. On the contrary, all that he has heard has been in marked contrast to what he knows of the turbulent zealots and other disturbers of the peace common in Judaea. Pilate is also aware that Jesus of Nazareth is very popular with the multitude, among whom he is reported to have worked many marvellous cures, and that this popularity has brought down upon him the enmity of the chief men among the Jews. He, therefore, asks them what accusation they have to make against their prisoner. They say they have found him perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, calling himself anointed King. 2. Pilate receives this statement with incredulity, as it is in direct opposition to all that he has heard of this well-known teacher, of whom, as Governor and responsible for the order of one of the most turbulent of the Roman provinces, he has been at some trouble to have correct information; but the chief Jews say they would not have brought him if he had not been a malefactor. The prisoner all the time maintains a complete silence, making no attempt to rebut the false charges made against him, appearing quit...
Title:Vox ClamantisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217806589

ISBN - 13:9780217806589