It seems maybe Jesus didn’t die on a cross.
Yep. Apparently, we kind of flubbed that fact. At least that’s what Gunnar Samuelsson is saying. He thinks there’s no evidence of crosses or nails being used for executions in Roman times, and we just assume that when the Bible says “crucifixion” it means “on a cross.”
That’s one I didn’t expect. I would’ve thought that a notorious method of executing criminals and enemies of the state would be well known and rather indisputable. People have debated since the Monday after whether Jesus actually came out of the grave. But I’ve never heard of anyone arguing that he didn’t died on a cross. Thing is, this guy is a Christian. He says that Jesus was in fact executed by the Romans…just not on a cross. He just thinks we should stop “reading between the lines” in the Bible and read what it really says.
While my first reaction to the guy was, “Cram it, Captain know-it-all,” I thought of three slightly better reactions to this news.