People ask repeatedly—was Jesus naked on the cross? A couple years ago at my college, a student group put on an event to educate students about pornography and the sex industry. I paced through it, thinking I had already seen all this before. The exhibit opened with scientific facts about the chemical effects of pornography on the brain, showing how it rewires our mental pathways to crave porn. Then there was a room of testimonies, people shared how porn had damaged their lives and relationships. As sincere and moving as these stories were, I had heard them before too.
Was Jesus Crucified Naked? (Updated 4/13/17)
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A gentleman heard me on Relevant Radio earlier. I had mentioned on the air that one of the great humiliations of a crucifixion was that a man was crucified naked. This thoughtful gentleman wrote to challenge my comments. Below is his e-mail and my response.
Was Jesus Naked on the Cross? The One Part No One Wants to Talk About
Crucifixion is a method of punishment or capital punishment in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden beam and left to hang perhaps for several days, until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation. Crucifixion has been used in parts of the world as recently as the twentieth century. The crucifixion of Jesus is central to Christianity , and the cross sometimes depicting Jesus nailed to it is the main religious symbol for many Christian churches.
Jesus is led to the place of crucifixion and nailed to the cross vv. While his enemies continue to squabble with one another vv. Then he dies vv. Jesus Is Hung on the Cross John's description of the actual crucifixion is amazingly brief. People in the ancient world would not need a description, since such executions were not rare Hengel