Was Simon of Cyrene African?
In the stories I heard growing up, Simon of Cyrene was a black man. While the association may stem from Cyrene’s location in North Africa (modern-day Libya), its power lies in racial experience.
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.
Who did Pilate send Jesus to after he had interrogated him?
While questioning Jesus about the claim of being the King of the Jews, Pilate realizes that Jesus is a Galilean and therefore under Herod’s jurisdiction. Since Herod already happened to be in Jerusalem at that time, Pilate decides to send Jesus to Herod to be tried.
What are Jesus’s last words?
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Woman, behold thy son! and Behold thy mother!
Does Jesus have a brother?
Jesus’ brothers and sisters
The New Testament names James the Just, Joses, Simon, and Jude as the brothers (Greek adelphoi) of Jesus (Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, John 7:3, Acts 1:13, 1 Corinthians 9:5).