Who were the 3 people on the crosses?
Christian tradition holds that Gestas was on the cross to the left of Jesus and Dismas was on the cross to the right of Jesus. In Jacobus de Voragine's Golden Legend, the name of the impenitent thief is given as Gesmas. The impenitent thief is sometimes referred to as the "bad thief" in contrast to the good thief.
The crucifixion and death of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely in AD 30 or AD 33. It is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by other ancient sources, and considered an established historical event.
There were three crosses on Calvary on the day Jesus Christ was crucified.
Today's gospel tells us that on the first Good Friday there were three crosses on Calvary. They were the cross of sin, the cross of sorrow and the cross of salvation. The one that we choose for ourselves will affect where we spend eternity. The cross of sin belonged to the thief who was unrepentant.
|The Three Crosses|
|Location||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
As I was reading about Jesus and His death on the cross my attention was drawn to three men who figured into the story of Jesus and His suffering at Calvary. The three men are: Barabbas, Simon, and the thief.
Jesus died at the age of 33. For us that seems rather early and at the prime of life for many.
The oldest crucifixion may be a post-mortem one mentioned by Herodotus. Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos, was put to death in 522 BC by Persians, and his dead body was then crucified.
In Christianity, it is associated with the martyrdom of Peter the Apostle. The symbol originates from the Catholic tradition that when sentenced to death, Peter requested that his cross be upside down, as he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.
|Saint Dismas the Good Thief|
|Born||Galilee, Kingdom of Judea, Roman Empire|
|Died||c. 30–33 AD Golgotha Hill outside Jerusalem, Judea, Roman Empire (today Israel)|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Canonized||c. 30–33 AD, Golgotha Hill outside Jerusalem by Jesus Christ|
Who is the man who stabbed Jesus on the cross?
Christian legend has it that Longinus was a blind Roman centurion who thrust the spear into Christ's side at the crucifixion. Some of Jesus's blood fell upon his eyes and he was healed.
One obvious meaning of the number three is the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In a general sense, number three in the Bible also signifies growth and reproduction. There were three apostles of God: Peter, John, and James, who followed Jesus Christ to the garden of Gethsemane.
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and is Almighty God. As such he is personal and also fully God, co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and Son of God.
Three Crosses (Lithuanian: Trys kryžiai, Polish: Góra Trzykrzyska) is a prominent monument in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the Hill of Three Crosses, originally known as the Bald Hill (Lithuanian: Plikasis kalnas), in Kalnai Park.
—One night in 1984, the Reverend Bernard Coffindaffer had an epiphany. God called him, he explained afterward, to erect sets of three crosses across the land to recall Christ's crucifixion at Calvary.
The LORD called Samuel a third time, and Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, `Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.
To speed death, executioners would often break the legs of their victims to give no chance of using their thigh muscles as support. It was probably unnecessary, as their strength would not have lasted more than a few minutes even if they were unharmed.
Who is the first person who saw Jesus?
Mary Magdalene, also called Mary of Magdala, (flourished 1st century ce, Palestine; feast day July 22), one of Jesus' most celebrated disciples, famous, according to Mark 16:9–10 and John 20:14–17, for being the first person to see the resurrected Christ.
In antiquity, thousands upon thousands of people were crucified, which at the time was considered to be one of the most brutal and shameful ways to die. In Rome, the crucifixion process was a long one, entailing scourging (more on that later) before the victim was nailed and hung from the cross.
Considering Jesus' varying chronology, he was 33 to 40 years old at his time of death.
His execution was ordered by the Roman Emperor Nero, who blamed the city's Christians for a terrible fire that had ravaged Rome. Peter requested to be crucified upside down, as he felt unworthy to die in the same manner as Christ.
It is one step, but looking to Jesus as the crucified, risen Savior for one's soul is what brings salvation, assurance of being in heaven for eternity. So from what Jesus said in Matthew 26:24, it would certainly appear that Judas is not in heaven.