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A most painful, cruel and protracted form of execution which involved the victim being roped or nailed to an elevated wooden cross. This form of execution was favoured by the Romans, who regarded it as a deterrent to political rebellion against the authority of Rome at the time of Jesus Christ.

The method of crucifixion The victim was scourged before crucifixion Jn 19:1 See also Lk 23:16 The victim carried his cross Jn 19:17 Jesus Christ, having already been scourged, was probably too weak to continue carrying the cross: Mt 27:32–33; Mk 15:21–22; Lk 23:26 The victim was fixed to the cross Lk…
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