Good Friday-The other 2 crucifictions

History of Sorts


Like most of my blogs I try to steer away from politics and religion this blog will be no exception to that.Although it may appear to be a religious blog, i is really about the historical event of the crucifixion.

Good Friday is one of the key days in the Christian calendar, it is the day where Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross. However he was not alone that day. There were 2 other men next to him on Golgotha.


Dismas and Gestas are the names often mentioned as the two thieves crucified on crosses to the right and left of Jesus. In the New Testament accounts of the crucifixion, two men are mentioned, yet their names are never given. The names Dismas and Gestas do not come from the New Testament, but are taken from a pseudepigraphal book not included in the New Testament canon. As…

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