The niece of Caesar Tiberius and the wife of Pontius Pilate, governor of Palestine
and Judea. Claudia became a secret disciple of Yeshua through the teachings of Arius,
the chief steward of her house. She became estranged from her husband when she heard
that he had condemned Yeshua to death on the grounds of subversion.
After her husband’s suicide, Claudia first returned to Rome where she lived quietly,
devoting herself to helping the poor and building up the church of believers. However,
during the reign of Nero in 61 CE, Claudia escaped Rome and returned to Caesarea
where she lived until her death. Once a year, Claudia would leave Caesarea and pilgrimage
to Nazareth where she would visit those who knew Yeshua.