After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ (Matthew 2:1-3 NIV)
‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ asked Pilate.
‘You have said so,’ Jesus replied. (Mark 15:2 NIV)
What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked them.
‘Crucify him!’ they shouted. (Mark 15: 12-13 NIV)
It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.(Mark 15:25-26 NIV)