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The brutal method of Roman execution by which Jesus was put to death

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In Matthew 27:46, was Jesus fulfilling, quoting and/or citing Psalm 22?

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabaktanei?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Matthew 27:46 (NASB) This morning, I was ...
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Was Jesus's trial and crucifixion on the same day? Can John 19:14 and Mark 15:25 be reconciled?

John 19:13-15 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation ...
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What is the linguistic or scriptural background of Jesus using cup in Matthew 26:39?

Here are some scriptural references (quotes from ESV). The cup seems to refer often to one's portion of God's will. Any incites on the use of the term cup. And going a little farther he fell on his ...
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Why did the Jews refuse to kill Christ in John 18:31?

John 18:31 ESV: Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” In the above text the Jews refused ...
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Was Jesus's mentioning of the "Killing of the heir" a reference to Himself in foreknowledge?

Heir In other New Testament passages, Jesus is referred to as an heir, and the receiver of an inheritance: ...in these last days God has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, ...
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Why did only Luke record that one of the prisoners started believing in Christ?

Luke 23:26-43 I was wondering why Luke (to my knowledge) was the only one who said that one of the prisoners started believing in Christ and others like Matthew said that they both heaped insults on ...
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Luke's Crucified Prisoners

Why is Luke the only person (to my knowledge) that states what the 2 prisoners crucified with Jesus did and said? Luke 23:39-42 - One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are You not ...
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Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

John 7:38-39 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should ...
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Is the warning to the Women on the Via Dolorosa a repeat of the Olivet Discourse in summary? (Luke 23:27-31)

While making the excruciating trip up the Via Dolorosa on the path to the Crucifixion, Jesus noticed a great company of women following sorrowfully. Jesus took time to stop and declare: Daughters of ...
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How did Jesus complete the sign of Jonah?

Matthew 12:40 ESV For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. To those who ...
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Why did Jesus appear to despair before dying on the cross in Mark and Matthew?

In each of the synoptic Gospels, Jesus foreshadows his own execution and suffering. He also makes many statements about how he is the Son of God etc. It seems clear Jesus knew he was no ordinary ...
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Please help, was it a stake or a cross? [duplicate]

Good morning all, Forgive my ineptitude. As I was told for many years of my life that Jesus was crucified upon a cross, I imagined it as many do as a "t" shaped cross. I have now been ...
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Who raised Jesus from the dead?

Who raised Jesus from the dead? Father Ephesians 1:20 which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, Jesus John 2:19-21 19 ...
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Were the accused even present for the crime? (Acts 2)

Peter straightforwardly accuses his audience on the day of Pentecost of murdering their Messiah. this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and ...
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What does "Smote their breasts" signify in Luke 23:48?

After witnessing the crucifixion of Christ and the phenomena accompanying it the witnesses are said to have smote their breasts and went away. KJV Luke 23 : 48 And all the people that came together ...
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Does the Greek give any indication of the scope of Darkness in Matthew 27:45, missed in the English translation?

The darkness during the Crucifixion had a profound impact on those witnessing this event (Centurion, thief on a cross, etc.). Did the darkness begin in Judea through some natural meteorological cause ...
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Could Peter's denial be classified in the same level as the betrayal of Judas?

Towards his crucifixion, Christ warns of denial and betrayal amongst some of his disciples. First, it's Judas, followed by Peter, who actually falls into the trap KJV Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the ...
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Why do we persist in saying the crucifixion was on Friday? [closed]

There are persuasive arguments for the crucifixion not being on a Friday.  I guess the Friday hypothesis is based on the reference to it being before a Sabbath, and not knowing some of the details of ...
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When Jesus said "It is finished" (John 19:30) did the High Priest also say it was finished at the end of the Passover slaughter

I’m looking for a historical source on any Jewish sacrificial ritual (e.g., Passover, Day of Atonement) in which the high priest would cry something like, “It is finished.” I’ve seen a number of blogs ...
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Were Jesus' companions on the Cross "thieves" or followers of Barabbas? (Mark 15:7, Luke 23:19)

Both Luke and Mark describe Barabbas as having been imprisoned for insurrection and murder: Luke 23:19 - (Barab′bas), a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, ...
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Forgiveness of Christ

On the cross, Jesus said: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34 ESV) Was Jesus referring to the Jews that Peter was talking about in Acts 3:17? And now, brothers, I ...
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Textual Variants of John 19:26-27 (Entrustment of Mary)

Are there any known historical variants, interpolations, or alternate interpretations regarding the Entrustment of Mary in John 19:26-27? Specifically the four bold words in verse 26 below? John 19 [...
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Is Luke 22:53 a reference to Satan?

I was reading a book on “Satan & His Deception” by various authors (small booklet). In it, A.W. Pink referenced Luke 22:53 to Satan/devil, but I am not sure it is a reference to Satan. Then ...
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Was Jesus obedient unto death, Phil 2:8; or He became obedient because He suffered, Heb 5:8?

Philippians 2:8; KJV; 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Hebrews 5:8,9; KJV; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned ...
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Hebrews 2:9-10; were Sufferings of Jesus for the aim of Perfection or for Substitutional Atonement or for both?

Hebrews 2:9-10; KJV; 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for ...
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1 Peter 2:24; Did Peter express the whole Process of Crucifixion in terms of Lashing by whip?

1 Peter 2:24; DRB; 24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. Did Peter express the whole ...
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Luke 24:21; what was the Israelites thinking about redeeming Israel?

Luke 24:21; DRB; 21 But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. What was the Israelites thinking ...
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On which day of the week was Jesus crucified - Wednesday or Thursday?

My question does not involve understanding what the meaning of the Day of Preparation is. This is about which day of the week. While there are contrary opinions on this, I believe all gospels point to ...
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Why was Pilate surprised that Jesus was already dead?

The Bible claims Pilate marveled that Jesus was already dead late on the afternoon of the crucifixion (Mark 15:43-44). Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for ...
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No broken bones - spiritual or physical?

Disclaimer This question is BY NO MEANS questioning the accuracy of the scripture, rather a question about the prophecy in 'Psalms 34:20' was fulfilled in a physical manner by Jesus. A conclusion can ...
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Luke 23:11 - What did Herod communicate when he sent Jesus back to Pilot in "splendid clothing?"

11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other ...
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Why did passing Jesus back and forth make Herod and Pilate Friends?

I found this verse odd Luke 23:12 (ESV) 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. Why would the impending death ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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Did Jesus address Peter or Satan influencing Peter when he said “Get behind me, Satan!" in Matthew 16:23?

Matthew 16:23 (ESV): 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Was ...
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Why was James the son of Zebedee beheaded rather than crucified or stoned?

Acts 12 reports that James the son of Zebedee was put to death by Herod Agrippa I: 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James ...
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Matthew 27:46 Why does Jesus not address God as Father?

Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"). Jesus always ...
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Did the sinful woman have a pre-crucifixion understanding of salvation? Luke 7:50 [closed]

Luke 7:48-50 (ESV): 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to ...
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Why does Jesus respond to a request about his Kingdom at Luke 23:42 by talking about Paradise in Luke 23:43?

At Luke 23:42, one of the criminals says to Jesus "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!" (Berean Study Bible) Jesus then responds "Truly I tell you, today you will be ...
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When Jesus tells Thomas to reach out his hand and 'put it into' his side, was he wearing clothing covering his side?

In John 20:27, Jesus says to Thomas "Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." echoing the claim by Thomas at John ...
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Why did the detachment of soldiers and the police fall to the ground during Jesus' arrest in John 18:6?

John 18:1-6 (NRSV): 1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, ...
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Time of Jesus' crucifixion in relation to the Passover

John 19:14 seems to indicate that Jesus had been arrested, and brought before the priests, and then Pilate, and was then being sent for crucifixion on the day of preparation for the Passover. Now it ...
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Confusion with "Eli, Eli..." at the Cross [duplicate]

In Mark 15:34-37, "At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders ...
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Why did the women want to annoint the body in Mark 16:1?

In John 12 it is said that Mary had anointed Christ with an expensive perfume while he was at Lazarus house. Christ had alluded to this as the preparation for his burial. John 12:3 NIV: Then Mary ...
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In Mark 15:42, had the Sabbath already begun?

Since the evening had already begun and the Sabbath begins in the evening, had the Sabbath already started? Or was it still the ending of the day of preparation for the Sabbath? [Mar 15:42 NASB] When ...
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(John 19:29) Hyssop and the Cross

John 19:29, "A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop (ὑσσώπῳ) and held it to his mouth." From what I can tell, hyssop is a ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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Did Jesus ascend to Paradise on the day of the crucifixion? Is this a contradiction?

Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day as the crucifixion? There appear to be two contradictory answers here. Luke 23.43 Yes. He said to the thief who defended him, “Today you will be with me in ...
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Scarlet or Purple?

I was talking with a friend, and he offered this up as a contradiction between the two accounts. When Jesus is about to be crucified, during his flogging Matthew says the soldiers clothed him in ...
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Is it possible that the soldiers near Pontius Pilate were less in number than the people in the crowd at Jesus' trial?

Matthew 27:24 KJV — When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of ...
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What does Jesus mean when he said "Night is coming" in John 9:4? [duplicate]

John 9:4 NIV As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. He also says in the next verse, While I am in the world, I am the light of the ...
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