Question: Why did Simon carry Jesus cross?

Did Simon volunteer carry Jesus cross?

All three writers make it clear Simon didn’t volunteer for the job of carrying Jesus’ cross. Luke says the soldiers “grabbed Simon.” (Luke 23:26, CEB) It sounds like it was done out of haste. Remember — Jesus started out carrying his cross.

What is the significance of Simon of Cyrene?

In biblical Gospels, Simon of Cyrene is forced by Roman soldiers to carry the heavy burden of Jesus’ cross as he is taken to his crucifixion. His task is perhaps among the most important and symbolic acts of the Bible – yet Simon remains a little-known biblical figure.

What happened to Pilate after Jesus died?

By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord. Some traditions assert that after he committed suicide, his body was thrown into the Tiber River. Still others believe Pontius Pilate’s fate involved his conversion to Christianity and subsequent canonization.

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