The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

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Crucifixion is a type of execution or sentencing for those of the most serious crimes. It was a very common form of penalty throughout Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Groups such as the Indians, Scythians, Celts, Germani, Britanni, Taurians, Persians, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans all commonly used crucifixion. The actual procedure of crucifixion is pretty simple. The person being crucified is put on a cross or some sort of wooden frame, most likely a cross, that he carries to the location where he will be crucified, with his hands nailed to each side of the cross while his feet are tied to the bottom. As he suspends by his hands, he steadily suffocates. It is a long and agonizing death as many bystanders had described it. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God, was the most important event in all of history! The actual site where he was killed, buried and resurrected has interested Christians for hundreds of years. Of course, the fact of that significant event does not depend on locating the exact site. But it is only right that Christians would be intrigued in finding out where their Savior died—and rose from the dead. What does the Bible say about the location? The Gospel writers named the site where Jesus was crucified Golgotha, Aramaic for "the skull." The Bible does not tell us the exact location of Golgotha but says that Jesus’ crucifixion took place outside of Jerusalem, yet very close. Jewish law did not

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