posted on Apr, 26 2018 @ 06:00 AM
a reply to: Sigismundus
Not just is the lifeless body of Jesus referred to as Gr. σῶμα /soma/ (Matthew 27:58), suggesting a lifeless, not clinically dead Jesus-- but
also, look up the Greek verb/adjective τεθνηκότα /tethnēkota/ «was/is dead/dying» (John 19:33) which is perfect participle of Gr.
θνῄσκω /thnéskó/ which translates «I am dead/dying», again suggesting a lifeless but still not dead Jesus. The word itself holds a library
of hints, like, how can a dead person say express that he is dead using language? Well, let us look at where else this word is used in NT.
There are a total of 9 occurrences of Strong's Greek 2348 θνῄσκω:
Matthew 2:20, Mark 15:44, Luke 7:12 & 8:49, John 11:44 & 19:33, Acts 14:19 & 25:19 and finally 1 Timothy 5:6. In neither of these places does the word
describe clinically dead persons, but merely unconscious. If we leave out the places where the word describes Jesus, the word NEVER describe a dead
person, but typically people Jesus says are not dead but merely sleeping. Like the quote below from the gospel of John in the story of Lazarus:
The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them,
“Unbind him, and let him go.”
John 11:44 [ESV]
Or how about this one from Acts 14:19f about when Saulus («Paul») was stoned in the town of Lystra:
But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he
was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to
Acts 14:19f [ESV]
Every damn time the word used to describe Jesus as being dead is used elsewhere in NT it refers to lifeless people who are but unconscious and turn
out very much alive and kicking about soon after Jesus has healed them.
Also, in the original Nicene creed showing there was obviously a widespread dissensus concerning Jesus' supposed death several centuries later in 325
AD at the fist worldwide ecumenical council at Nicaea, and the very origin of what we refer to as the Church today. Jesus' death isn't mentioned at
all, just that he suffered or Gr. παθόντα /pathónta/ past tense of Strong's G-3958 πάσχω /paschó/ «I suffer».