The kingship of Jesus is the subject of Pilate’s interrogation. ‘King of the Jews’ was a messianic title of the descendant of David who would inaugurate the reign of God. The Jewish leaders considered Jesus’ messianic claim blasphemous. The title made political claims that challenged the absolute authority of Roman control. From the perspective of the Roman occupiers, such revolutionary contentions were dangerous. Jesus is asked: ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ He answers: ‘Yes and No!’ His kingdom is not of this world. It does not belong to it. However, it is in the world. Both the Jewish leaders and the Roman officials had reason to be concerned about Jesus’ claims. Though not of this world, his kingdom would indeed challenge both religious messianic expectations and the political powers of this world.