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Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ And His Death On The Cross

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Crucifixion, the word makes one automatically think of Jesus Christ, and His death on the cross by to Romans. Even if there is no previous history of Christian faith, the image of Jesus on the cross is still prominent when thinking of crucifixion. Crucifixion, the definition given by Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the crucifying of Jesus.” Gerard Sloyan states, “Jesus of Nazareth in Galilee died on the cross at the hands of Roman justice, hundreds of thousands were subjected to the cruel punishment before and after Him. Yet one is hard-pressed to provide the name of another victim of crucifixion” (1). As infamous as Jesus’ crucifixion is, there are still some that doubt, not about the crucifixion of Jesus, but did he in fact die on the…show more content…
(Sloyan 15). The Romans preferred, those sentenced to crucifixion, be beaten, flogged, and tortured before their death upon the cross. “It weakened the victims to such a degree that their time on the cross was shortened.” (Sloyan 17). There has been some debate over the years as to whether the Romans used rope or nails to affix victims of crucifixion to the cross, however evidence has been found prove nails are used. In the 1960’s archaeologists in Jerusalem found remains of around three dozen Jews, who had died during an uprising against Rome in A.D. 70. The remains of one victim, was found with a seven-inch nail still piercing the feet, with remains of olive wood from the cross still attached. (Strobel 200-201). This discovery confirmed biblical connects to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The medical evidence, though Jesus died long before modern medicine, is still there to support the facts, that there is no way Jesus could have survived the cross. Even before Jesus made it the cross, there is evidence Jesus suffered and was tortured before his death.
The Jesus was preparing for his mind for the torture that was to come in the following days, so he was naturally experiencing a great deal of psychological stress. (Strobel 194). In Luke 22:44 Jesus is praying on the Mount of Olives, “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” As
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