Rufus (Roo´fuhs; Lat., “red”)

1 The brother of Alexander and son of Simon of Cyrene, who was compelled to carry Jesus’s cross (Mark 15:21). 2 A recipient, with his mother, of Paul’s greeting in (Rom 16:13). If, as some think, Mark’s Gospel was written in Rome, these two individuals could be the same person.

Mark 15:21

The Crucifixion of Jesus
21They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander a ... View more

Rom 16:13

13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; and greet his mother—a mother to me also.

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