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The title of the Roman official of the equestrian order who ruled Judaea from 6 to 41 ce. From 44 to 66 ce he was a ‘procurator’. ‘Prefect’ is the title accorded to Pontius Pilate in the inscription from Caesarea, but he is called a procurator by Josephus. The two terms are almost synonymous.

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