posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by MatrixProphet
It went against Jewish law to pass a death sentence of crucifixion.
Why did it go against Jewish Law?
If you answer this question, then you will know and understand why it was cursed and considered the most horrible way to go!
You will also understand why they SOUGHT out to kill Him.
The Jewish Encyclopedia states under “Crucifixion” - “Among the modes of Capital Punishment known to the Jewish penal law, crucifixion is not
found; the “hanging” of criminals “on a tree” mentioned in Deuteronomy 21:22, was resorted to in New testament times only after lapidating
Now, Why does it say TREE?
Do you know the meaning behind TREE?
The Tree is the knowledge of life... ''his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but ye shall by all means bury it in that day; for every
one that is hanged on a tree is cursed of God; and ye shall by no means defile the land which the Lord thy God gives thee for an inheritance.''Deuto
Cursed by God?
That meaning was because of the falling away from God!
Adam and Eve eating of the Tree....so it became cursed.
Who was that,that could save mankind from the Curse of DEATH?
So this is why He is called second Adam!
The Cross of Christ pre-figured the TREE...
what is The Cross
Margeret Baker~Paradise LOST~
In Christian tradition, the tree of life has often been represented as the cross, and the cross as the tree of life.
In the church where we shall gather to worship on Sunday there is in the apse a beautiful mosaic of the transfiguration,
with the mountain depicted as a Paradise place: the trees, the plants, the flowers and the birds.
In the centre,
is the cross, in the place of the tree of life.
The transfiguration offers a glimpse of the Paradise state to which we are returning.