Pontius Pilate Author:Paul L. Maier The Story Never Told — The life of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect who condemned Christ -- who was he and what became of him? What really happened at that most famous of all trials? What was his personal involvement with the man who called himself the son of God? — Pontius Pilate, Jesus' judge, was the only man who declared him innocent. But ... more »it was he who sent Christ to the cross.