If the Gospel Pilate resembles too much Felix, then the Acts' Felix precedes the Gospel Pilate

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If the Gospel Pilate resembles too much Felix, then the Acts' Felix precedes the Gospel Pilate

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A good case has been made here:

https://www.academia.edu/37967897/Procu ... ial_merger

...for the references to Pilate in the Gospel implying a priori the knowledge by the Gospel writers of what Felix did, and not of what Pilate did.

For an example:

Yet another example: the text in Luke 23:6-7 does, if it pertains to Pilate and Herod Antipas, contain a curious tautology: “When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him off to Herod …” Since Pilate ruled Judea, and Herod Antipas ruled Galilee, the words “under Herod’s jurisdiction” seem superfluous. A more logical sentence would have read: “When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he was, he sent him off to Herod …”

The implication is that the Gospel writers had a source where Felix was the Roman Governor someway connected with Jesus, and not Pilate.

Now, this fits the curious fact that the Capernaum event, of which the historical nucleus happened in 67 CE, places the start of the rule of "Tiberius" in:

67 — 15 = 52 CE, exactly when Felix became Governor of Judea.
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