What does an Egyptian papyrus say about 1,200 years for the last hours before the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ!
The ancient text tells the story of the Crucifixion with several changes in the plot, revealing, among other things, that Jesus had the capacity to modify his external appearance, even to become invisible.
As Professor of Christian History Professor of the University of Utrecht, Rhelev van de Brek, who is essentially a translation of the ancient manuscript from the Coptic, Jesus spent the last night before his conception with Pontius Pilate, the man Who ordered His execution.
During their dinner, Pontius Pilates allegedly offered to sacrifice his own son to the crucifixion, but Christ refused his offering, explaining that he could escape himself from His fate if he wanted it.
"Pilate then looked at Jesus and he became invisible. He could not see him for a long time, "says the text.
Another point in the ancient handwriting explains why Judah had to kiss Christ to reveal His identity to the men who had gone to capture him.
"How do we conceive him, since he has no specific form and His appearance changes? Sometimes they are reddish, some white, some red and some other peasant, others are down as an ascetic, sometimes young, some old ... "he says.
The text bears the signature of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, but Professor Van de Brek believes it is probably written by someone else.