Gospel of Nicodemus



  • An apocryphal book of uncertain origin, probably dating from about the4th century. the book, which provides elaborate descriptions of the trial, death, and resurrection of Jesus, was much used by writers of mystery plays and other medieval dramas. Unlike the canonical Gospels, it names the two thieves and Pilate's wife and provides details of Christ's descent into hell. The book is also known as The Acts of Pilate.