reply to post by Iason321
do you REALLY think a human could survive such a brutal crucifixion? Think of how quickly all the blood in your body would pour out just from
having the holes in your wrists and feet....
If there were spikes in those holes, it would staunch the blood flow...
and it is known, widely accepted, that it did
take days for the crucified to finally die...it was a protracted process so that they would
, publicly. Now, if they had chopped off his head
and he rose like a zombie, that would be quite something.
But they did not, and since he only hung there for a few hours, had intimate friends and family who were experts with medicinals, his legs were NOT
broken, and he was given a paralitic and/or put himself into a cataleptic trance (as he was taught to do), AND he had the Grace of God on his side,
and those people, the Essenes, who knew what they were doing, it's HIGHLY likely that he could have survived. Add in the fact that Pilate didn't
want to have him killed, had no problem with him, nor did Herod...
it was the MOB of barbaric simpletons who wanted to have him killed. Nicodemus even pleaded his case to Pilate, who agreed to let Joseph have the
body. Pilate was surprised when the Centurion claimed Jesus was already dead (too quick to need broken legs); the reported freakish weather activity
also lent an air of "let's get outta here" to the place...
it was Passover, and dusk....the law was "everyone indoors".
I can completely believe that Centurion had a change of heart during the ordeal, and was complicit with the Essenes.
The shroud itself shows ample bleeding. No arteries were severed. He had a whole in his right lower side, possibly a punctured lung...and fluid would
be emitted from that would when the sword was withdrawn. But, if he was DEAD, his blood would have otherwise pooled in his legs and feet. and stopped
oozing as it ceased to circulate.
A dead body does not continue to bleed.
Makes sense to me...it all adds up. It fills in the blanks, and explains the anomalies and exceptions to the usual crucifixion process. Added in to
the common sense and "aha! I see how that could have happened", you have a letter written by an Essene to his friends relating just how they did
in defense of allegations that they failed to help in the crisis.