Acts of Pilate,


Early-fourth-century forgeries of a supposed report by Pontius Pilate to Emperor Tiberius. There are actually two Acts of Pilateone by Emperor Maximian (r. 285-310) to discredit Christianity, another by an anonymous Christian to discredit Pontius Pilate. Both works are clearly false. No early Christian writer considered either of these documents to have any authority for believers or any place among the canonical Scriptures. See canon.


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