Sentence Examples with the word descensus

The Gospel of Nicodemus, written by a Christian (possibly as early, Tischendorf thought, as the middle of the 2nd century), repeats the trial in a dull and diluted way; but adds not only alleged evidence of the Resurrection, but the splendid vision of the descensus ad inferos - the whole professing to be recorded in the Acta Pilati or official records of the governor.

Other features are borrowed by the Mandaean mythology under this head from the well-known epos of Istar's descensus ad inferos.