With what wooden device(s) were the temple posse carrying to arrest Jesus? This is a summary of the word (ξύλον) from the Outline of Biblical Usage:
I always pictured a "stave" as basically a 6' long pole used to prod animals along. However, I notice that there are other possibilities such as a smaller club or even a patibulum for crucifixion. Or were they carrying the ancient "paddy wagon", a stick prepared with holes for transporting prisoner(s) securely. Or perhaps Lictors carrying fasces? So what were they actually carrying?