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Stake Or Cross

  • August 11, 2020 10:13 AM PDT

    Hi. Blessings and good day to you all.

    Some food for thought. Yesterday I was having a discussion with and older gentleman whom has been quite serious in his beliefs and religion for many...many years. We'll call him Joe. His religion is Jehovah's Witness. I respect all religions so that does not bother me. I just wanted you to have an idea on where and how "Joe" gets his ideology. 

    Joe went on to state that back in the time of Jesus and the crucifixion, there were no cross's. That during that time period the guilty were put on stakes.

    Any thoughts or knowledge about this subject? I'm very interested in your thoughts :-) 

  • December 15, 2020 7:01 PM PST
    I believe the Romans had the stakes already in place and the condemned were tied to a vertical beam by ropes then hoisted up to the top of the stake forming more of a “T” than an actual cross. The pictures of nails being used in the hands and/or wrists doesn’t make sense since they cannot hold the victim’s body weight.