In the book of John the Bible reads as follows: “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS”, John 19:19.
Pontius Pilate wrote the words “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews” on a sign. The sign was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. Jesus was the “featured criminal” and was sentenced to death under Roman Law for “sedition against the Roman state”, and under Jewish law for “the sin of blasphemy.”
In Hebrew, the sign read as follows:
“Yeshua Ha’Nazarei W’Melech Ha’Yehudim”
The first letters of each of these four words spell YHWH, the name of God. Jesus had been tried and condemned for “blasphemy”. Above the Cross was written, in a simple code, YHWH, the Name of God.
This is why, according to the Bible, the chief priests asked Pontius Pilate to change what he had written, to break the code, “Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews”.’ Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written”, John 19:21-22.