Jesus Death by Crucifixion

  Jesus Death by Crucifixion

Why was Jesus' death by crucifixion?

Why was Jesus’ death by crucifixion? Even the earliest accounts of crucifixion record that it was the worst form of death. Its history can be traced back to the Egyptians and Persians. The Jews also considered crucifixion to be a curse: "You must not leave his body on the tree overnight. Be sure to bury him that same day, because anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse. You must not desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance" (Deuteronomy 21:23)

The process of crucifixion was also horrible. The criminal was scourged using a whip. The whip had nails or pieces of glass or bone attached to it. Then he was required to carry His cross. If he was unable to carry it, then someone would help him. The person was either tied or nailed to the beams. Generally, death was the result of asphyxiation or exhaustion. The person being crucified would be unable to stretch out his legs, so eventually the lungs wouldn’t be allowed to breathe.

Jesus' death by crucifixion – The Cause of Death
Jesus’ crucifixion did not cause His death. The Bible says that Jesus laid down His life. John 10:17-18 says, “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life - only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."

"When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up [dismissed] his spirit" (John 19:30).

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