Pontius Pilate

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Pontius Pilate, Roman prefect from 19 B.C.-38 AD, writes in Acts of Pontius Pilate, of Jesus' crucifixion(as reported here by Justin Martyr, Greek philosopher from 103-165 AD, writing in The First Apology>35): And again in other words, through another prophet, He says, “They pierced My hands and My feet, and for My vesture they cast lots.” And indeed David, the king and prophet, who uttered these things, suffered none of them; but Jesus Christ stretched forth His hands, being crucified by the Jews speaking against Him, and denying that He was the Christ. And as the prophet spoke, they tormented Him, and set Him on the judgment-seat, and said, Judge us. And the expression, “They pierced my hands and my feet,” was used in reference to the nails of the cross which were fixed in His hands and feet. And after He was crucified they cast lots upon His vesture, and they that crucified Him parted it among them. And that these things did happen, you can ascertain from the Acts of Pontius Pilate.

Pontius Pilate also writes in Acts of Pontius Pilate, of an earthquake and eclipse that took place around Jesus' crucifixion(as reported by Ursinus the philosopher, as reported here by Agapius, the historian from ?-941 AD, writing in Book of the Title>Part 2>15): The philosopher Ursinus says in the fifth chapter of his book on the wars and expeditions of the kings: "We were in great grief and long anguish. The sun was darkened and the earth shook, and we learned that extraordinary and terrifying things were happening in the country of the Hebrews, and we know the cause of this from the letters which the Governor Pilate wrote from Palestine to Tiberius Caesar, when he said that from the death of a man whom the Jews had crucified, these things happened."

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