The Gospel Of Jesus Christ Is An Anvil That Has Worn Out The Hammer Of Many An Atheist

Recently, leading atheist Richard Dawkins, lauded the fact that Christianity is on the decline. He is joined by Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Hawking, and many others.

It is the theory of these men that it’s only a matter of time before Christianity declines and disappears from the face of the earth.

Throughout the 2,000 year history of the Christian church, there have been many adversaries and those who attempted to eradicate the world of what they see as a scourge of human existence.

Despite a continual attack on the truth of Jesus’s Gospel and the fervent efforts to silence the message of salvation through Jesus’ death and resurrection, nothing has decreased the worldwide influence of Jesus’ timeless message. The world recognizes that human life is not as it should be and that our existence is far more than simply living and dying. We see the prevalence of evil in the world and the need for radical change in how we treat each other and live our lives.

We recognize that the Bible’s description of sin as the cause of all human suffering is the truth and Jesus is unique amongst all other religions and gods of the world. Most people are aware that there is no one in the history of the world like Jesus and His presence on earth where He proved by His power that He is God, is an established matter of the historical record.

Only Jesus offers the world the opportunity to become a new creation and live forever in a perfect world. He proved His authority to accomplish these things by raising Himself from the dead.

It is because this message is true and makes demands upon the lives of every human being, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is viewed by many as extremely dangerous.

See the article: Why the World Hates Jesus and Those Who Follow Him

Understanding The Truth Of The Atheist Position

It took nearly 30 years before I realized that the atheist movement is not at all what most people think that it is. Those who allege to reject the idea of God because they claim to see no evidence for His existence, are in reality, haters of God. They often hide behind the veil of atheism as a cover for their real motives; to distribute criticism and disparagement against Jesus, those who love Him and the Bible which presents Christ to the world.

The problem for those who hate Jesus is His message against sin. Jesus said that our deeds are evil and unless we all repent, we will all be lost. In a majority of the religions of the world, a person is not required to acknowledge their sins, nor to turn from them. Jesus made it clear that the only reason He had to leave heaven and come to earth to die for us, was because we are all lost in sin and condemned for eternity because of them.

The world hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. ~John 7:7

I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. ~Luke 13:3

Compounding the world’s hatred for Jesus, He said that only by Him can anyone be saved. Good works, religion, penance, generosity, or being a good person, cannot save anyone.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  ~John 14:6

People who do not view themselves as lost of a sinner, hate this message. They see that Christians are spreading this Gospel of repentance of sin, while they are sometimes sinners themselves, and they interpret this as hypocrisy.

Not Comprehending Who God Is Or What He Is Doing

A great number of persons do not understand that all people are equal before God: we are loved, but in a state of peril because of sin, and in great need of redemption by only One who is qualified and capable of saving us; Jesus Christ. This narrow gate and single way of salvation is viewed by many people with hatred and abhorrence.

Many who assume the title of atheist for themselves, were once hurt or disappointed by religion, or those who claimed to be religious. Some endured tremendous loss, suffering, and despair, while praying and found no answers from God. They attribute what they see as a lack of response from God as evidence that He cannot exist. Others are stumbled by the evil and suffering in the world which they imagine a magnanimous God of love could stop if He wanted to.

Some don’t understand that the entire reason God sent His Son into the world to die was so that all sin and evil could forever be banished from earth and human beings could live in perfection, the way that God intended.

All evil and suffering is caused by sin, not by God. It is human beings who are responsible for all the evil and suffering that exists in our world. God has done all that He could do to end these plagues, He gave us His Son. Not understanding that we are living in a time of grace when God is giving people a chance to turn to Christ in repentance and receive Him, many imagine that God is doing nothing to change the evil world we live in, therefore they believe He cannot exist.

In every case, it is a misunderstanding of who God is and what He is doing in the world, that is the cause of people not believing in God. If people would take the time to read and study the Bible they could see the entire plan and purpose of God and how He is quickly bringing this present world to a conclusion.

Living Yet Dead

According to the words of God, those who are still in their sins, are already dead. In fact, they are spoken of as twice dead. They will die and visit a place that is unimaginable as they wait for their judgment described by Revelation chapter 20. Jesus will raise them from the dead to stand before Him and every secret and hidden thing—all the words and deeds of their life, everything—they will give an account at the judgement of their lives. They will die a second time and be sentenced to an eternity of regret and shame.

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  ~Revelation 20:11-14

Everyone who dies in their sins is already dead though they are living. They die a physical death but it is their spirit which will remain dead and in prison for an eternity as they regret their decisions to reject the gracious salvation Jesus died to give them.

After the judgement of the Great White Throne, they will all be found guilty, for they rejected the love of the truth so that they might be saved, and the only way that God provided for every person to be saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

At the Great White Throne, every person there will be sentenced to a second physical death and be cast into the Lake of Fire with all those who would not be saved.

The saved are born twice, but die only once.
The unsaved are born only once, but die twice.

An article in the news today described Stephen Hawking’s remains being placed near Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey in London, England. A fitting place for two who are responsible for turning millions away from Jesus Christ and His Gospel. One by the lie of evolution, the other, the lie of a universe which does not require God. People all over the world were deceived by their words and the conclusions they made about Jesus and His word. Because of their lies, millions will miss the opportunity for eternal life.

Their Existence At This Moment Is Unthinkable.

For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”  ~Mark 14:21 (NLT)

Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  ~Hebrews 10:29-31

Can we imagine a person who has spent their life trying to turn people away from God, only to discover later that they had trampled His Son underfoot and counted the blood of Jesus’ death for sins as nothing. That person will stand in the presence of the Living God and bear all His wrath.

Then we have the tomb of Jesus Christ. It is empty and without His body because the testimony of history assures us that although He was seen crucified, pierced through His heart and dead, three days later He rose from the dead. Over a period of 40 days, over 500 eyewitnesses saw Jesus alive and the certainty of His resurrection from the dead is so proven that today there are still over 2 billion people who believe in Him and trust Him for their eternal life.

We see from history the impact that Jesus has had upon the world. Never in the history of the world has one person so changed the very course of human history, as the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Contrast Jesus’ resurrection with the dead bodies of every noted atheist since Jesus rose from the dead. They are all long gone, their bodies eaten by worms, their spirits held in prison to await their judgement. They cannot return to tell the world of the horrors they experience in the place they now reside, if they could they surely would.

Jesus told a story in Luke chapter 16, of two men who died. One a rich man who rejected God and found himself in hell, tormented and begging that someone would be sent to his family to tell them of that horrid place.

And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’  ~Luke 16:23-24

Although dead and outside his body, this man who rejected God found himself alive in a place of unimaginable horrors. He was conscious, able to feel the heat of hell’s flames, and experiencing the regret for how he lived his life.

Jesus is the one who told this story and He was well aware of what awaits those who live their lives without God and go into eternity

A second, a poor man, who trusted in the salvation of God, found himself in a place of paradise where no one ever gets sick, grows old, or dies.

Contrast, The Saved And The Lost

The Saved: At the final judgment, the saved will be raised to life and never die again. There will be no judgement for his sins because Jesus took them all away. He will enter the world that God created for every person who loves Him. This will be an existence so beautiful and perfect that Paul wrote, it was beyond the imagination of the human mind.

The Lost: The lost will be raised to stand before God. He will be judged for his sins and found guilty of rejecting the only way that God could save him, by Jesus’ death and resurrection. He will be taken from this judgement and cast alive into the Lake of fire. There will be no reprieve or change of venue, he will remain in this prison for eternity.

Both The Reward And The Punishment Are Equal

Those who obey God’s command to repent and believe the Gospel will enjoy an eternal reward. Those who refuse to repent and believe will suffer and eternal punishment.

  • The atheist who spent his life seeking to mock Jesus and the word of God, will remain dead and in prison forever,
  • The body of Jesus dies, but He is risen from the dead and reigns forevermore.

Though the atheist bangs his hammer hard upon the Gospel, it  will be the very words of this Gospel he ridiculed that will sentence him to an eternity of suffering.

Jesus’ promise to all those who trust in Him for their salvation is their dead bodies will also rise, never to die again.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” ~John 11:25-26

It is because Jesus rose from the dead and lives today that so many still trust in Him.

The atheists over the past 2,000 years, have made their mocking and taunts, claiming that there is not God. They are all dead now, while the Jesus they mocked and scorned lives forevermore.

Richard Dawkins has a little time left though it is certain he will not repent and turn to Jesus for salvation. He will die in a few years and the world will forget about him just as it has forgotten about all those who rejected God in past history. At the same time, the world still remembers the risen Jesus and worships Him as the only God and Savior of the world.

As we examine history, we see that there have been many attempts to stamp out and obliterate Christianity from the face of the earth. The first 300 years after Jesus rose from the dead, was perhaps one of the most brutal periods of mass slaughter for those who loved Him.

The Persecution Of Early Christians By The Romans

One of the most compelling pieces of evidence from secular history that serves to validate the presence of Jesus Christ on earth—dying on a cross, and resurrected from the dead, is the persecution of the early followers of Jesus, by the Roman government.

The Romans were very tolerant of every religion except Christianity. The Roman Emperor’s determined that Christianity was a terrible “superstition,” in which its followers believed in the impossible; their leader had risen from the dead.⁠1

“The Roman Empire was generally quite tolerant in its treatment of other religions. The imperial policy was generally one of incorporation – the local gods of a newly conquered area were simply added to the Roman pantheon and often given Roman names. Even the Jews, with their one god, were generally tolerated. So why the persecution of Christians?”

“In order to understand the Roman distrust of Christianity, one must understand the Roman view of religion. For the Romans, religion was first and foremost a social activity that promoted unity and loyalty to the state – a religious attitude the Romans called pietas, or piety. Cicero wrote that if piety in the Roman sense were to disappear, social unity and justice would perish along with it.”

“The early Roman writers viewed Christianity not as another kind of piety, but as a “superstition.” Pliny, a Roman governor writing circa 110 AD, called Christianity a “superstition taken to extravagant lengths.” Similarly, the Roman historian Tacitus called it “a deadly superstition,” and the historian Suetonius called Christians “a class of persons given to a new and mischievous superstition.”⁠2

The “mischievous superstition,” that Tacitus, Pliny, and Suetonius refers to, was the firm belief by the followers of Jesus that He had risen from the dead. This fact of Christianity made it impossible for the Roman Emperor’s to accept as a conventional religion. No other leader amongst any other religion had ever claimed to rise from he dead.

It was because Christians believed in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that ten Roman Emperors gave orders to execute any Christian who would not repent of their Christianity and worship a Roman god.⁠3 Because Christians maintained such a firm belief the Jesus had risen from the dead, and because of their scriptures which documented this event, they would not deny Jesus.

History records that early Christians were persecuted and killed, by the Roman government, for a period of 250 years.⁠4 Beginning with Nero in 54 A.D., and ending with Diocletian  in 313 A.D.⁠5

  1. Nero (54-68): Paul beheaded; Peter crucified upside down
  2. Domitian (81-96): John exiled to Patmos, writes the Book of Revelation.
  3. Trajan (104-117): Ignatius burned at the stake.
  4. Marcus Aurelius (161-180): Polycarp martyred.
  5. Septimus Severus (200-211): Executed Irenaeus.
  6. Maximinus (235-237): He killed Ursula and Hippolytus.
  7. Decius (249-251);
  8. Valerian (257-260);
  9. Aurelian (270-275);
  10. Diocletian (303-313); The Worst of all!

The most reliable source for the true facts of this persecution of Christians, is from Foxes Book of Martyrs: During this period of history, John Foxe estimated that five million Christians were killed for simply believing in Jesus as their Savior.⁠6

It is interesting that Jesus spoke to the church at Smyrna in the Book of Revelation, chapter 2 and told them that they would suffer through ten days of persecution and to be faithful, even in their death…

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:8-10

All ten of these Roman Emperor’s recorded their view of Christianity in the records of the Roman Senate Archives. Under Emperor Decius, Christians arrested, could purchase a “libelous,” which proved that they had converted from Christianity, without actually denying Jesus and worshipping a Roman god. This was accomplished by paying a fee to a Roman official to obtain the certificate.

From the massive records of the Romans, that are extant to the present day, any person of diligence can discover that Jesus is a genuine person of history, and that His early followers were brutally executed for simply believing that He had risen from the dead.

The only reason that the Roman Government viewed Christianity as such a threat, when all other religions were not regarded as so, is due to the primary claim of its leader, and the belief of its followers; that Jesus Christ had not only died on a Roman cross, but that He had risen from the dead.

This stunning reality is recorded in the pages of Roman antiquity and is undeniable, empirical evidence of his existence in history; His crucifixion, as recorded in the Roman archives, and the fact that there was such great evidence that the Resurrection of Jesus had taken place that His followers were willing to die, rather than deny Him.

The reason that the Gospel cannot be irradiated is that the Savior who it describes is alive. He is not as all the other gods and religious leaders of history, He lives. Visit the gravesite of any religious leader or claimed god and you will find their bones. The tomb where Jesus was placed after His brutal crucifixion was empty on the third day, just as He said it would.

List Of Christian Martyr’s 60 A.D.-2016

Myths And Legends

Historians today are quite aware that myths and legends of past history do not survive for 2,000 years without being discovered as myths or legends.

The Narratives of Jesus Christ have survived for twenty centuries as actual events and have never been proven fraudulent.

Myths and legends do not carry the weight of evidence that the New Testament and secular history provide for us today. Myths and Legends do not transform the entire world by the narratives they record. The entire course of human history was changed, beginning 2,000 years ago by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He only lived for 33 years but during that time His entire purpose was centered on the people of this world, not on Himself. Find any other god or religion where the leader’s entire purpose was to die for people in order to save them.

Some people claim that Jesus was a good man who taught many wonderful principles, but He was not God. What is fascinating is that this good man also claimed to be God. Do good and honest men who give sight to the blind, heal the paralyzed, and raise the dead also tell lies? Either Jesus is God and this is where He derived His power to perform miracles, or He is a liar. If a liar, how can He be a good man and perform miracles?

How far do you think that this new way of life called “Christianity” would have gone if the leader was crucified and never heard from again? It was because of the evidence that existed at the time of Jesus’ resurrection, that people believed it was true. There is not a single document from that period of time when Jesus is described as crucified and risen from the dead that refutes the resurrection.

There are no dead Saviors in history that acquired the kind of following that Jesus encompassed. It was because the early believers were certain that Jesus had been raised from the dead that they gave up their old lives to follow Him, and did so in great numbers.

By 350 A.D., over 56 percent of the entire world’s population believed that Jesus had risen from the dead and had committed their lives to Him.⁠7

Stark, Rodney (9 May 1997). The Rise of Christianity

Empirical Evidence From History

The man, Jesus Christ, is a real person from history whose life has been recorded for us by honest men who detailed the incredible words and deeds He has said and done. There is more historical evidence for the man called “Jesus” than any other person in the ancient history of the world.8

Dr. Thomas Arnold, Oxford History professor, concerning the evidence For Jesus Christ:

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is proved by better and fuller evidence of every sort, to the understanding of a fair inquirer, than the great sign which God hath given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.9

Former Atheist Leader and Philosopher, Anthony Flew:

“The evidence for the resurrection alone is better than for claimed miracles of all other religions. There leaders are buried and still in their graves.  Jesus tomb was found empty!” 10

Critics of the historical Jesus stipulate that there is substantial evidence for the person described as Jesus of Nazareth. We have already seen a tremendous amount of evidence to conclude that Jesus is a genuine person from history, and the people who saw and heard Him believed that He is the Eternal God.

The reason we have such a great wealth of evidence today from the period of history, when Jesus is recorded in the New Testament, is because there was so much evidence at that time to support what was vigorously written, and copied thousands of times and distributed all over the world.

  1. We have the secular record of the Roman government from the time when Jesus is alleged to have been in Jerusalem which names Jesus as crucified under Pontius Pilate, in harmony with the New Testament gospels.11
  2. We have the secular record of the Jews written in their Talmud, Sanhedrin, 43 a-b, that states that Jesus was crucified; Herzog 1, Munich 95, Firenze 11.1.8-9, and Barc0.12
  3. We have the Biblical account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection by those who were either present during these events, or recorded the testimony of those who were present at these events. The New Testament narrative of Jesus Christ has never been impeached in a 2,000-year history by anyone. There are 24,593 manuscripts which have survived this period of history.
  4. We have the record of the Christian church. By 350 A.D., the number of Christians in the world had grown exponentially to 33,882,208, or 56.5 percent of the population of the world.13 If the resurrection did not take place as the four gospels describe, then how do we explain the explosive growth of the Christian church to over 33 million believers and 56 percent of the world’s population, just 300 years after the resurrection was first reported?
  5. We have the archeological record of history which validates the flawless accuracy of the New Testament. Old Testament: Nelson Glueck is considered one of the world’s greatest archeologists. His work in the discovery of over 1,500 ancient sites led him to the firm conclusion that every reference in the Old Testament scriptures which refers to an ancient city, civilization, or people were entirely accurate in every regard.14 New Testament: World famous historian and renowned archeologist, William Ramsay, began as an atheist in his exploration of New Testament validity. Upon an expedition to the places described by the New Testament, Dr. Ramsay discovered the pristine accuracy of Luke’s narrative. He concluded that the record of Jesus Christ is true and became a follower of Jesus. Dr. Ramsay described Luke as “a historian of the first rank.”15
  6. We have archeological evidence from the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Shroud of Turin. Originally described as a fraud, today the Shroud has been validated as an authentic historical artifact from the time period when Jesus was crucified. This is documented by forensic experts as containing substantial evidence that this linen cloth is, in fact, the burial shroud of the man described as Jesus of Nazareth. This Shroud remains as the most stunning piece of empirical evidence ever discovered.16
  7. We have the records of the Romans who executed Christians over a 250-year period of history, under 10 different Caesars, specifically because they believed that their leader had risen from the dead.16

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is stronger today than it was the day He rose from the dead, and it has worn out the hammers of many an atheist.

The preceding is from the new book: “Why Jesus Is God, And Others Are Not,” by Robert Clifton Robinson


1 Robert L. Wilkin, “The Piety of the Persecutors.” Christian History, Issue 27 (Vol. XI, No. 3), p. 18, 19

2 1.Everett Ferguson, “Did You Know?” Christian History, Issue 27 (Vol. XI, No. 3), inside cover.

2.Robert L. Wilkin, “The Piety of the Persecutors.” Christian History, Issue 27 (Vol. XI, No. 3), p. 18.

3.1.Persecution in the Early Church, religion, March 17, 2015

3 1.Persecution in the Early Church, religion, March 17, 2015

2.“The Roman Empire was generally quite tolerant in its treatment of other religions. The imperial policy was generally one of incorporation – the local gods of a newly conquered area were simply added to the Roman pantheon and often given Roman names. Even the Jews, with their one god, were generally tolerated. So why the persecution of Christians?

In order to understand the Roman distrust of Christianity, one must understand the Roman view of religion. For the Romans, religion was first and foremost a social activity that promoted unity and loyalty to the state – a religious attitude the Romans called pietas, or piety. Cicero wrote that if piety in the Roman sense were to disappear, social unity and justice would perish along with it.

The early Roman writers viewed Christianity not as another kind of pietas, piety, but as a superstition, “superstition.” Pliny, a Roman governor writing circa 110 AD, called Christianity a “superstition taken to extravagant lengths.” Similarly, the Roman historian Tacitus called it “a deadly superstition,” and the historian Suetonius called Christians “a class of persons given to a new and mischievous superstition.” {9} In this context, the word “superstition” has a slightly different connotation than it has today: for the Romans, it designated something foreign and different – in a negative sense. Religious beliefs were valid only in so far as it could be shown to be old and in line with ancient customs; new and innovative teachings were regarded with distrust.”

4 Maurice M. Hassatt, “Martyr.” The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. IX, Robert Appleton Company, 1910

5 Mark Galli, “The Persecuting Emperors.” Christian History, Issue 27 (Vol. XI, No. 3), p. 20.

6 1.Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, December 19, 2011, ISBN: 1459633199, Kindle Edition

2.Chuck Smith, “The Tribulation and the Church,” The Word For Today, Publishers, August 5, 2011, Kindle Edition.

⁠7  Stark, Rodney (9 May 1997). The Rise of Christianity. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-067701-5.  page 6.

⁠8 1.Grant, M., Jesus: An Historian’s Review of the Gospels New York: Scribner’s, 1977, Page 176

⁠9 Thomas Arnold, Christian Life, Its Hopes, Its Fears, and Its Close, 6th ed. (London: T. Fellowes, 1859), pp. 15-16

⁠10 Gary Habermas, “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism: An Exclusive Interview with Former British Atheist Professor Antony Flew.” Available from the Web site of Biola University at

⁠11 Graves, Robert (2014-03-05). The Twelve Caesars (Kindle Locations 3343-3345). RosettaBooks. Kindle Edition.

2.Van Daalen, D. H., The Real Resurrection, London: Collins, 1972, Page 41

3.Kremer, Jakob, Die Osterevangelien — Geschichten um Geschichte, Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1977, Pages 49-50

3 The following are specific references to Jesus of Nazareth, as found in the Talmud under passages on execution in Sanhedrin 43 a-b. English translations of the Talmud from Peter Schäfer, pp 133–140

Herzog 1: On the eve of Passover, they hanged Jesus the Nazarene.

Vatican 130: He went and brought up Jesus the Nazarene.

Vatican 140: He went and brought up Jesus.

Munich 95: On the eve of the Passover, they hanged Jesus of Nazareth.

Firenze 11.1.8-9: On the Sabbath eve and the eve of Passover, they hanged Jesus the Nazarene.

Karisruhe 2: On the eve of Passover, they hanged Jesus the Nazarene.

Barco: On the eve of Passover, they hanged Jesus of Nazareth.

⁠12 Ibid, chart by Rodney Stark

⁠13 “Honest Men: An Expositional Treatise Of The Life, Death, And Resurrection of Jesus,” Robert Clifton Robinson, 2016, Kindle Edition, Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert, 1960, page 31

⁠14 Ibid, Chapter: “Manuscript Evidence”

⁠15 “The Prophecies Of The Messiah,” The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Forensic evidence by a Pathologist regarding the Shroud of Turin, 2015, Teach The Word Publishing Inc.

⁠16 Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation by Helen K. Bond 2004 ISBN 0-521-61620-4 page xi

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