I don' know if that was implied by the episode. So Flint claimed to have been alive for about 3,870 years by the time of the Crucifixion, which implies that his survival was not caused by Christ cursing him at the crucifixion. Methuselah supposed lived for over 900 years thousands of years before Christ, King Solomon of United Israel supposedly reigned from about 970 to 931 BC, and King Alexander III of Macedon lived from 356 to 323 BC. And Lazarus was supposedly a Jew and follower of Christ brought back to life by Jesus about AD 33. How could Flint have also been a Roman soldier at the same time as he was Lazarus? The Gospel do not say that Lazarus became immortal, and later legends claim that Laxarus died as Bishop of Kition on Cyprus, or as bishop of Marseille in France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_of_Bethany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bones_of_Lazarus So far as I know The Bones of Lazarus, 2012, by John Derhak, is the first story in which it is not assumed that Lazarus died again of natural causes some time after being resurrected. I have heard of the legend of The Wandering Jew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Jew The closest such story I can find about a Roman soldier is Longinus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longinus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longinus#Origins_of_the_story Longinus is centuries old in the television program Roar 1997. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roar_(American_TV_series) And: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casca_(series) So as far as I know, the idea that Longinus was condemned by Jesus to live until the Second Coming is only found in Roar, 1997, and in the Casca novels beginning in 1979. As far as I know there was no real legend about Longinus being condemned to wander the world forever. So it seems to me that the statement: Does not have a strong basis in "Requiem for Methuselah" or in Christian legend & myth.