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You must think and see,but that is very hard,a world long gone and never reveled,the truth could be too much sometimes,
The reason Christian use the cross as a symbol of their faith is only because this was the method of execution used on Jesus.
Something like this only t'was T shape cross.
TextAny stories of Jesus walking through the streets carrying a "cross" have little or no historical accuracy.
TextAnd he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
When someone is in pain and about to die he find tremendous force,to carry a cross that size,Jesus gave his life for humanity in order for us to resurrect in Heaven,before that everyone would go to Hell,it's very complicated.
I suspect the early Christians weren't much concerned with the shape of the Cross, I can understand that it wouldn't be among the first things written about.
The gibbet on which crucifixion was carried out could be of many shapes. Josephus describes multiple tortures and positions of crucifixion during the Siege of Jerusalem as Titus crucified the rebels; and Seneca the Younger recounts: "I see crosses there, not just of one kind but made in many different ways: some have their victims with head down to the ground; some impale their private parts; others stretch out their arms on the gibbet."
At times the gibbet was only one vertical stake, called in Latin crux simplex. This was the simplest available construction for torturing and killing the condemned. Frequently, however, there was a cross-piece attached either at the top to give the shape of a T (crux commissa) or just below the top, as in the form most familiar in Christian symbolism (crux immissa). Other forms were in the shape of the letters X and Y.
The New Testament writings about the crucifixion of Jesus do not speak specifically about the shape of that cross, but the early writings that do speak of its shape, from about the year 100 on, describe it as shaped like the letter T (the Greek letter tau) or as composed of an upright and a transverse beam, sometimes with a small ledge in the upright
In some cases, the condemned was forced to carry the crossbeam on his shoulders to the place of execution. A whole cross would weigh well over 300 pounds (135 kilograms), but the crossbeam would not be quite as burdensome, weighing around 75–125 pounds (35–60 kilograms). The Roman historian Tacitus records that the city of Rome had a specific place for carrying out executions, situated outside the Esquiline Gate, and had a specific area reserved for the execution of slaves by crucifixion. Upright posts would presumably be fixed permanently in that place, and the crossbeam, with the condemned person perhaps already nailed to it, would then be attached to the post.
Originally posted by freedom12
Not even Arnold Schwarzenagger could have carried an actual cross that would have been big enough to crucify a man on, let alone a man that had been severely tortured beforehand.
I met the guy, years ago, here in Florida, who was this person who made a cross and carried it across America. I don't know how famous the guy is exactly but I realized exactly who he was when I saw him and did a U turn and got out and walked down the road to meet up with him to talk to him for a minute as he carried his cross down the road.
I could EASILY build a wooden cross big enough to crucify someone on and keep it under a couple hundred pounds....which I could then drape over my shoulders and carry. It may have been heavy, but very possible.