Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Crucifixion of Jesus: Scientific Evidence?
Another student question needs answering this week, and this time it's on the crucifixion of Our Lord:
It's very important to note that Josephus himself was not a Christian but a conventional Jew. Since this particular work was written around 97AD, had he been a Christian he would have been persecuted and killed. Life for a Christian in the first century was extremely difficult, i.e. you had to either hide or constantly be on the move. But on to the scientific evidence...
Have you heard of the Shroud of Turin? This thing is the real deal! Here's some video explaining it in deeper detail:
The following video is also very, very insightful:
... And if I could also recommend listening to this encore episode of Catholic Answers Live, where convert to the Catholic faith and apologist, Steve Ray, discusses the pain of crucifixion: http://www.zshare.net/audio/737686383d1f148c/
Listen to the whole program; it is very well worth it.
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http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/crucified.htm (non-Catholic Christian site)
http://www.creatingfutures.net/crucifixion.html (non-Catholic Christian site)