The Urantia Book -- Part IV. The Life And
Teachings Of Jesus
PAPER 187: Section 6.
After The Crucifixion
In the midst of the darkness of the sandstorm, about half past three o'clock,
David Zebedee sent out the last of the messengers carrying the news of the Master's
death. The last of his runners he dispatched to the home of Martha and Mary
in Bethany, where he supposed the mother of Jesus stopped with the rest of her
After the death of the Master, John sent the women, in the charge of Jude, to
the home of Elijah Mark, where they tarried over the Sabbath day. John himself,
being well known by this time to the Roman centurion, remained at Golgotha until
Joseph and Nicodemus arrived on the scene with an order from Pilate authorizing
them to take possession of the body of Jesus.
Thus ended a day of tragedy and sorrow for a vast universe whose myriads of
intelligences had shuddered at the shocking spectacle of the crucifixion of
the human incarnation of their beloved Sovereign; they were stunned by this
exhibition of mortal
callousness and human perversity.