People's New Testament
SUMMARY.--Jesus Sent by the Sanhedrim to Pilate.
The Multitude, Moved by the Priests, Clamor for His Death.
They Reject Jesus and Demand Barabbas.
Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified.
Crowned with Thorns, Spit Upon, and Mocked.
Crucified at Golgotha Between Thieves.
Mocked by the Priests.
The Veil of the Temple Rent.
The Centurion's Confession.
Buried in the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathæa.
1-20. The chief priests . . . bound Jesus . . . and delivered him to
Matt. 27:1, 2;
Mark's account differs a little from that of Matthew. Compare
John 18:28-40; 19:1-16.
21-41. They compel one Simon . . . to bear the cross. See notes on
Mark's account is almost parallel. Compare
Luke 23:26-49; John 19:17-30.
Only Mark declares that Simon was
the father of Alexander and Rufus. See
1 Tim. 1:20; Acts 19:33.
Simon, while a native of Cyrene in North Africa, was a Jew.
42-47. When the even was come. See notes on
for the Burial of Jesus. Compare
Luke 23:50-56; John 19:36-42.
Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathæa, who obtained the body of Jesus
and placed it in Joseph's new-made tomb, were both members of the
Jewish Sanhedrim. Nicodemus had come to Jesus by night
(John 3:1, 2)
and had vainly opposed the animosity of the Sanhedrim