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Crucifixion

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Lesson

Jesus died by crucifixion. The Romans used it as a deterrent because it was public and a horrible way to die. The account of the crucifixion is brief, likely because the readers knew what was involved and it was painful to retell. Jesus was buried by friends.

Outline

I. PRECEDED BY A FLOGGING, THE COMMON FORM OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

II. ACCUSED CARRIED THE CROSS (THE PATIBULUM)

III. SITE WAS OUTSIDE THE CITY WALLS

A. Golgotha — Aramaic

B. Calvary — Latin

C. Cranium — Greek

D. All mean Skull

IV. CRUCIFIXION WAS MEANT TO SERVE AS A DETERRENT

V. THE SHAPE OF THE CROSS

A. Crux commissa (Capital T)

B. Crux immissa (X Shape)

C. Traditional Cross

VI. JESUS WAS OFFERED A DRUGGED DRINK.

VII. TIME OF CRUCIFIXION

VIII. DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION WAS HORRIBLE!

IX. ROMANS PRACTICED CRUIFRAGIUM TO SPEED THE DEATH

X. BREVITY OF THE ACCOUNTS

A. Readers knew what was involved

B. Painful to retell

XI. BURIED BY FRIENDS