Rufus (biblical figure)

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Rufus ("Red") was a first-century Christian mentioned in Mark 15:21 with his brother Alexander, whose father "Simon a Cyrenian" was compelled to help carry the cross on which the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. According to Easton he was probably the same Rufus mentioned in Romans 16:13, whose mother, (as well as Paul's mother,) were among those to whom Paul sent greetings in his epistle to the Romans.[1]

See also[edit]

Rufus of Thebes


  1. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary - "Rufus"

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Rufus". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.