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Month: August 2020

Pontius Pilate’s Politics

After several failed attempt to exonerate Jesus, Pilate succumbed to the Jewish authorities' pressure on him to execute Jesus. The Gospels indicate Pontius Pilate's indecision, citing that he conceded to letting Jesus go at one stage of the trial, but later rescinded the offer.

August 8, 1967, ASEAN was Established

Today in Philippine History. August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established in Bangkok, Thailand through the Asean Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).

August 7, 1901, Manila Became a Chartered City

Today in Philippine History. August 7, 1901, the City of Manila was incorporated by virtue of Act 183 of the Second Philippine Commission (known as the Taft Commission, appointed by U.S. President William McKinley) which was passed on July 31, 1901. Act No. 183 is also known as the City Charter of Manila. Brigadier-General George W. Davis, the last provost-marshall of Manila,

Deuteronomic History in The Book of Joshua

Characteristic of both Deuteronomy and the Books of Joshua and Judges are the strong moral notes, the sermonic style and the emphasis on the word of God spoken through the leader, whether Moses or Joshua or one of the judges.