Thursday, September 08, 2005

More about the origins of sayings...


Have you ever wondered why people say "I wash my hand of him" or "I wash my hands of the situation"

It's anonother one of those sayings of bilical originss

Pontious Pilate did not want to execute Jesus, and did not want Jesus's "blood on his hands", so he quite litterally washed his hands in front of the crowd to show that he had nothing to do with it.


Matt 27 [24] When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

3 comments:

Lex said...

Not going all religious on us are you?

Shelly1990UK said...

I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but about 1/4 of what i post here, maybe more is on religious stuff topics.

Lex said...

Of course I noticed but this particular post seemed to be VERY heavyweight.