Do you know the name of the centurion or his servant?

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    jbarrposted 8 years ago

    Do you know the name of the centurion or his servant?

    I am writing a book about the encounter between Jesus and the centurion.  This information would be of great help.

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    RGrafposted 8 years ago

    No one knows what their names were.  Only the title or position of the Roman is mentioned to understand his status.  I have heard that his name was withheld to protect him as the Roman government turned against Christianity over the following years until Constantine.  It seems that the Gospel writers were more intent on the event and where the request came from than pointing out the specific name.


    Hope this helps.  Good luck with your book.

 
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