After Jesus was taken before the high-priest where he was ridiculed and the people spat
upon him, he was taken before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, who ruled over
Judea. He heard their complaints, but did not find any cause for putting him to death. But
at last he yielded to their demands, although he declared Jesus was innocent of all wrong.
And so Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, gave command that Jesus should die by the
cross. The Roman soldiers then took Jesus and beat him most cruelly; and then led him
out of the city to the place of death. This was a place called “Golgotha” in the Jewish
language, “Calvary” in that of the Romans; both words meaning “The Skull Place.”