#Describing #Jesus's #Crusifixion

  1. As Christians all around the world this weekend we commemorate the death of the Lord Jesus Christ that takes place on Good Friday, Easter Weekend.  Before His death preceded by torture from which the Lord Jesus eventually is crucified.  First He is beaten with a whip one of many assaults that would weaken and hurt Him.
  2. The Lord Jesus’ hands are tied to a wooden log, where He was beaten with a whip – which was made of several strips of leather with small metal balls or tiny bones at the ends of the whip.
  3. We know the soldiers put a crown of thorns on His head. The soldiers probably pushed the crown of thorns deeper into His head, which could have damaged and penetrate blood vessels and nerves in His head.
  4. Historians who investigated the death of Jesus, said as he carried the cross, he only carried the patibulum, the crossbeam that could possibly weigh up to about 27 kg. Jesus would have possibly dragged it because if his arms were tied to it, he would have likely fallen.
  5. According to contemporary versions of the crucifixion, a crew of three soldiers would have been Jesus, He would have been placed onto the crossbar of the cross. One would sit on the chest of the prisoner that he cannot move, while another would hold his legs, and a third would have nailed his hands onto the wooden beam.
  6. Some historians reckon Jesus is different from what is said in the Bible, nailed to his wrists. But the American medical researcher Frederick Zugibe did experiments proving nails which were driven through his palms, would carry his body weight.
  7. The Roman cross was T-shaped, without a point protruding above the horizontal bar. The bottom would already be planted in the ground. The crossbar has a cavity in it so it could fit on top of the vertical beam. Two soldiers lifted the points while a third soldier would support the person who was been crucified.
  8. As far as Jesus' feet were nailed to the cross. Zugibe believe the feet were tied side by side, with the soles flat on the vertical beam and the nails through the tarsal bone. It was the most practical method for the soldiers who carried out the crucifixion.
  9. Several paintings depict Jesus' feet, which is nailed under an extra wooden beam. This appears in the 9th century and there is no historical evidence of the use. Jesus died to quickly to have a crossbar as it could have an extra wooden beam - it would only have prolonged His torture.
  10. There are several theories about the ultimate cause of death. According Zugibe, who researched the subject for over 30 years, Jesus died of cardiorespiratory failure due to shock caused by bleeding, intolerable pain and dehydration.
  11. The Bible says the soldier pierced Jesus' chest with a spear to make sure he was dead. Blood and water flowed from the wounds. The water came from the pleura; a membrane surrounding lungs which formed liquid during the lashes. The blood would flow from His pierced heart.
  12. The classic image of the cross - to a point above the T-shape - might have been inspired by a notice nailed to the top of the crossbar. It contains the entry: "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." In Hebrew, Greek and Latin. (The Latin abbreviation INRI.)

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