Of the several influential women in the Bible who are not given names—Job’s wife, comes to mind—the wife of Pilate is perhaps the most shadowy. All that is known of her from the scriptures is her relationship to the Procurator Marcus Pontius Pilate, and the message she sent to him while he was sitting on the Seat of Judgment in the Praetorium the morning Jesus of Nazareth was tried for treason.
Yet her message, and its impact, have been felt for the two thousand years since it was delivered, and some arms of the church—the Eastern Orthodox, Coptic, Oriental Orthodox and Ethiopian Orthodox—venerate Pilate’s wife as a saint, and some even venerate Pilate as well.
Though the Bible does not give us much information about Pilate’s wife, she does appear in a number of ancient accounts that arose in the first few centuries of Christianity.
I Depiction of Claudia Procula
Destiny moves forward one step at a time.
II Discernment of Her Dream
Earthly decisions can carry eternal consequence
III Development of Spiritual Import
Divine revelation requires a response
Each video is designed to offer background scholarship on the topic, including setting, culture, original language, and archaeology, as well as a theological study.
The “Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful” series is a companion to the book, available on Amazon, and published by Wipf and Stock.