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Mors Pilati
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Mors Pilati is an excerpt from chapter 51 (De passione Domini) of Jacobus de Voragine’s Legenda aurea, only slightly modified at the beginning. It is preserved as part of a Latin compilation of evangelical history, richly illustrated with drawings, in a unique, 14th-century manuscript, Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana MS L 58 Sup. It was edited by C. von Tischendorf and included in his highly influential Evangelia apocrypha (Tischendorf, 1853), which conferred on it an air of antiquity and authority. The print version of the Mors Pilati acqu…

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Izydorczyk, Zbigniew, “Mors Pilati”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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