The death of jesus christ Essay

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the death of jesus christ



the Death of Christ

Jesus' life has provided for the religion of Christianity. Jesus was and is a very
important part of modern life, and without him, our lives would be totally different
today. In this paper, we are trying to dig deeper into the meaning of Jesus' crucifixion
and death. The basis of the writings about Jesus' death is solely made up of literature,
and no physical structures. In the Bible, the four Gospels go into detail of Jesus' life
and death. This topic is discussed by the Roman historians Cornelius Tacitus, Pliny the
Younger, and Seutonius, and by others such as Thallus, Phlegon, Lucian of Samosata, and a
few others.

The Shroud of Turin, thought to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus, along with some
archealogical findings, gives more strength to the ideas about how Jesus died. To me, to
have a piece of cloth that Jesus could have touched is truly remarkable, because that is
the history of what we believe, and to have such a great man touch it fascinates me.
Moreover, with such findings as these, it is possible for scholars to proceed with more
complicated theories on the death of Jesus. While many believe that Jesus' blood loss was
minimal, Luke suggests that Jesus suffered hermatidrosis and not eccrine chromidrosis, or
sweating blood.

After the last supper, Jesus was arrested by Gethsemane and his trial was held in front of
Sanhedrin, who again found him guilty of blasphemy. After that, Jesus was taken to be
tried in front of the Romans, as they would give the final decision whether he lives or
dies. Jesus went back and forth from Pontius Pilate to Herod Antipas, and both of them saw
no basis to convict Jesus. However, Pilate finally gave the order to execute Jesus, as
that is what the people wanted.

It is assumed that Jesus was in great shape (physically) prior to his death. Between 9AM
on Thursday and 9AM Friday, Jesus went through a terrible period of emotional problems and
complications, and that is something that could have weakened him much.

Scourging was a policy of the Romans prior to ones death. The victim had to strip bare,
and his entire backside would be whipped according to the crime. After being scourged, the
victim's back would bleed in a disgusting display of loose flesh and exposed bones. Many
times, the victim would go into circulatory shock after being scourged. Jesus was severely
whipped, but it certainly is not known to what extent this was done. A crown of thorns was
next placed on Jesus' head, a rode ob his shoulders, and a wooden walking stick in his
right hand. He, at this point, was probably in a state of shock. Jesus was weak now, and
he was in a critical state.

Crucifixion is a terrible thing that is thought to have started with the Persians, and was
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