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  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.