The exact distance that Jesus carried the cross on his way to be crucified is unknown due to the changes that have taken place in Jerusalem since the first century. It is also unclear as to whether or not Christ actually carried the physical cross.Know More
Matthew 27:32 states that a man named Simon from Cyrene was chosen from the crowd to carry the cross for Jesus. In all artwork dealing with the subject until 1100 A.D., Simon is depicted as carrying the cross behind Jesus.
After Jesus was taken prisoner in the Garden of Gethsemane, he was taken to the Praetorium. His last walk was from the Praetorium to an area just outside of Jerusalem called "Golgotha," which translates to "place of the skulls."Learn more about Christianity
Even though there are legends about what kind of wood the cross that Jesus was crucified on was made from, it is unknown what kind of wood was used to make Jesus' cross. A popular legend claims that dogwood was used, but this has not been proven.Full Answer >
Jesus fell three times while carrying his cross to the place where he was crucified. The falls are marked as part of the Stations of the Cross, which many churches observe on Good Friday.Full Answer >
"Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence" is a Christian inspirational and devotional book. Sarah Young is the author, and the book was published in 2010 by Harper Collins through its Thomas Nelson religious book division.Full Answer >
It is believed that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. In Matthew 3:13, it is stated that "Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John."Full Answer >