Roman Officials and Historians
The following Roman historians and governmental officials lived between 1 B.C. and A.D 138 and wrote about Jesus Christ. They wrote that He lived and was put to death by Pontius Pilate. Pontius Pilate said that Jesus performed miracles. Two writers said Christians worshiped Jesus as God.
One ancient satirist was scornful of Christians. Yet, his satire reveals important truths about Jesus Christ and the early Christians.
The historical quotes in this section are very unusual because they refer to events that occurred at the time of and after Christ’s death. The quotes refer to Christ as a wise king, the mystery of total darkness at the time of Christ’s death during a full moon and Jewish exorcists using Jesus’ name to cast out demons.