Our radio broadcast this past week referred to a letter from Pilate to the Roman government. It is quoted in the ARCHO VOLUME which is of doubtful authenticity. The point behind the mentioning of it is NOT the accuracy of the letter (if it was indeed genuine which it appears was not) but rather that obvious persons were being mentioned, thus indicating their existence as the Bible describes.
The information about Jesus is indeed inaccurate – he was not a Gentile, but a Jew, and undoubtedly not with blond hair and blue eyes!
There was and is no attempt to deceive our listeners. We regret how some folks related to the mention of it. Please accept our apologies and understand that in no way to we support the accuracy of the description of Jesus found in that document.
Pilate was a real Roman ruler, and even the slab of stone found at Caesarea Maritima varifies that fact. The Bible is absolutely accurate in reporting names and events of the first century AD.
Thanks for your understanding.