“Jesus did not die on a cross. He died on a pole, or a stake. The Greek word translated ‘cross’ in many Bible meant just one piece of timber.” —What Does God Require of Us, 1996, p. 23
What was the “one piece of timber” used in Jesus’ day?
“Stauros in the NT… was a pole sunk into the ground with a cross-bar fastened to it giving it a ‘T’ shape. Often the word ‘cross’ referred only to the cross-bar.” —The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, 1976, pp. 1037-1038
Did Jesus have one nail or two nails in His hands? Continue reading “Did Jesus die on a cross or a stake?”