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Pilate to Herod, Letters of
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Letters from Pilate (Pilate, Pontius) to Herod and from Herod to Pilate were first discovered in Syriac, at the end of the 19th century. They were published by W. Wright (1865), I.E. Rahmani (1908), and A.J. Desreumaux (2017). M.R. James (1897) is credited with identifying the only known Greek manuscript of these texts (Paris, BnF gr. 929, 15th cent.), which also transmitted the Acts of Pilate (Pilate, Acts of) and other apocryphal texts related to Christ’s passion (Passion Narrative). A previously unknown Latin trans…

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Gounelle, Rémi, “Pilate to Herod, Letters of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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