Is there non-biblical evidence of a day of darkness at Christ's death?

by Matt Slick

In Luke 23:44-46 there is the record of darkness falling upon the land during Christ's crucifixion.  "And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, the sun being obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.  And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, 'Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.'  And having said this, He breathed His last."  Is there any non-biblical evidence of the day of darkness mentioned at Christ's death?  The answer is yes, there is.

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