The chief steward in the house of Pontius Pilate in the port city of Caesarea. Arius,
a man of middle age, was afflicted with an advanced case of tuberculosis. He was
miraculously healed by Yeshua [Y:26:1-11]. It was Arius who first told Pilate’s wife
Claudia, about Yeshua’s power to heal.
After his healing, Arius went every evening to hear Yeshua teach. For six weeks Arius
wrote down everything Yeshua said and did. When Yeshua returned to Judea, Arius,
who was by that time an ardent follower, began to quietly teach and to preach. At
the time of Yeshua’s death, he had converted up to one fourth of Pilate’s own household.