- Dec 2014
Sure, I feel the evidence suggests that Yeshuah was tried for sedition and that his body was removed by his followers (perhaps bribing the Roman auxiliaries). Later, Paulus revived the cult and it grew into what it is today.Isn't it possible that SOMETHING happened back then?
Indeed, the ruins of the Aqueduct in Caesarea bear an inscription denoting Pontius Pilatus built the structure. He issued coins during his tenure as Procurator of Judea (27-37 AD.) and we know he was recalled to Rome in disgrace to face charges of brutality. He later died in shame in Gaul.I believe that evidence was found that Pontius Pilate really existed. If a myth ,who STARTED it?
However, there is the historical Pilatus and the mythological (cf. the non-canonical Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate).
Gospel of Nicodemus - Wikipedia
As to the mythological Christ, it is possible, and indeed probable that Paulus is responsible for the mythological Christ. However, this is my opinion based upon probability to extrapolate from the dearth of evidence.