TRUTH-- There were 4 Crucified with Jesus
Luke 23:32 says, And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. KJV
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. KJV
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. KJV
John 19:23-24 has this to say about it:
Then (the time word) the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. KJV
where they crucified him, and with him two others, on this side, and on that side, and Jesus in the midst.
to crucify along with; This is one of the malefactors that was led "with" and crucified at the same time "with" Jesus.
Now, verse 33: But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
But when they came to Jesus----If there were only 2 crucifed with Jesus, the soldiers would have come to him second, right? So, here is what we have:
- 2 kakourgos were led w/him and
- 2 Liestes came later;
- 3 reviled him and 1 didn't;
- the 2 who got their legs broken were on one side of him.
- It looked like this: | | | | | with Jesus in the “midst!”
Are you convinced now?