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Pilate, Acts of
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The Acts of Pilate was one of the most influent apocryphal accounts of Jesus’ passion and resurrection during the Middle Ages. It is also called the “Gospel of Nicodemus” (Evangelium Nicodemi) – a title commonly used in western Christianity from the 12th century onward. It had been composed in Greek and was shortly thereafter translated to and adapted in many languages.

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Gounelle, Rémi, “Pilate, Acts 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 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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