Did a Roman soldier shed Jesus’ blood?
What difference does it make if Jesus did or did not undergo serious
blood loss while being prepared for or undergoing execution?
have been told that Jesus shed his blood as atonement while in the
Garden of Gethsemane on the night before his crucifixion. Wouldn’t this
be considered as a blood sacrifice on his part?
Zechariah 12:10 states: "And they shall look to Me whom they have
pierced; then they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only son."
In John 19:37 this verse is quoted with a significant change: "They
shall look upon him whom they have pierced." What is the meaning of
this verse in Zechariah and why did the author of John change the
Did the Roman soldiers divide up Jesus’ clothing in fulfillment of Psalms 22:19 (18 in some versions)?
Why do the respective Jewish and Christian renderings of Psalms 22:17
(16 in some versions) differ in the translation of the Hebrew word
Both Matthew (27:46) and Mark (15:34) use Psalms 22:2: "My God, my
God, why have You forsaken me?" as the last words spoken by Jesus from
the cross. Why should Jesus have thought himself as separated from God
at the very moment when, according to Christian theology, he was
fulfilling God’s plan?
Is it true that Jesus was scourged to such an extent that the whip marks left his body resembling a bloody pulp?