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12 From then on Pilate tried to release Jesus. But the Jews shouted, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar! Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar!”
13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge’s seat at a place called the Stone Pavement, or Gabbatha in Aramaic. 14 It was about the sixth hour[a] on the Preparation Day for the Passover. Pilate said to the Jews, “Here is your king!”Read full chapter
- John 19:14 The word about indicates an approximate time reference. Likely this was in the first part of the day, between 6 am and 9 am, using the time system of the Roman civil day, which began at 12 midnight. Mark 15:25 states that Jesus was crucified at 9 am. John also seems to use Roman civil time to calculate the day in John 20:19 (because the evening is considered part of the first day of the week; Jewish time regarded sunset as the beginning of the next day).