Who was present at Jesus crucifixition?
- In John we see two pairs, the unnamed women, the mother of the Lord and her sister; and the two women who are named, Mary of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
- All the evangelists speak of the presence of the soldiers, and of the two malefactors crucified one on either side of Jesus.
- The presence of the chief priests is recorded by Matthew, Mark, and John, Luke making no reference to them.
- Matthew, Mark, and Luke refer to the scribes, elders, or rulers, comprising the Sanhedrin, while John ignores their presence.
Luke, who wanted to show the universality of the work and relation of Jesus, declares the presence of great multitudes of the people.