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Joseph's Request And The Ensuing Exchange Between Pilate And Herod (2.3–5)

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Pilate, as Joseph's friend, firmly believes Jesus to be innocent. Perhaps the only surprising thing about Joseph's request is that Joseph appears to be approaching a person without the requisite power, since the narrative has depicted Pilate's authority as being subservient to that of Antipas. Through the ensuing communication between Pilate and Herod the narrative accentuates the intercessory role that Pilate adopts on behalf of Jesus. Thus, although Pilate is portrayed as being in a subordinate position, he continues to use what authority he possesses to ensure an honourable burial. The request made by Pilate to Herod, echoes the form used to describe the request Joseph made to Pilate. On both occasions the narrative conveys the content of the supplication.

Keywords: Herod; Joseph; Pilate



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