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A DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION

beating-of-your-lifeTHE BEATING

  • Victim is stripped and tied to a pole.
  • Shards of metal and bone are laced into the leather whip.
  • Romans aren’t limited to 40 strokes, as are the Jews.
  • Pain and blood loss set stage for shock.

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BIBLE SIGNS & SYMBOLS (FORTY)

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We should note at the outset that in the era before clocks and precise record keeping, numbers were often an estimation. Three and five signified a little, and forty a lot more. That is not to say that forty was never an accurate number, only that precision was not the intent of biblical authors.  Continue reading BIBLE SIGNS & SYMBOLS (FORTY)