The Other Two Crosses

“The crowd is shouting that you’re the Christ! If that’s so, save yourself and us too!”
In suffocating gulps of his final breath, the other thief shouted, “Shut up, David.
You a disgrace to your good name. Me and you are nailed here because we deserve it.
This man done nothing wrong.” A moment later.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
“Gustavo, listen to me…” “How’d you know my name?” “Listen to me. This very day you will be with me in paradise.”

Who were these two other young men on the crosses?
What were their lives like?
What brought them to their deaths next to Jesus?
Why was one thief and murderer sympathetic to Jesus in the last minutes of his life and the other demanding?
Where did Barabbas fit into this story?

Written through the eyes of the two thieves crucified next to Jesus, we see how two men were brought to a decision about Jesus at the end of their troubled lives. There are points to ponder and profound new insights that can be gained from no other people in Jesus’ day. Well-researched and accurate in detail, you will indeed find much to consider in this excellent new book, The Other Two Crosses.
Dr. Walter Elwell

Emeritus Professor of New Testament , Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois