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.