posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 11:20 AM
There is a theory that says that when one is crucified, the pleural sac (the membrane that encases the heart and lungs) tends to fill with fluid, and
that most of those who died during crucifixion was resultant from subsequent asphyxiation. The idea was that the Roman spear in the side was actually
meant to release the pressure on Jesus' lungs from the fluid within. Effectively preventing his death.
This, to me, is a bit more believeable than the ressurection one. Maybe not a bit, more like a lot.
Has anyone heard or read this theory, and does it really hold water?
Pun intended, of course...