Archive for the ‘Proofs of Jesus’ Death’ Category.
The Third Day – The Death Of Jesus
In this presentation, Robin Schumacher provides a good overview of Jesus’ crucifixion: its prophesy, events, and confirmation….
The Third Day – The Death Of Jesus Part 1 from Robin Schumacher
Here are the main points that Robin Schumacher makes:
Predictions: 900 years in advance- Psalm 22:1-18 700 years in advance- Isaiah 53:1-12 500 years in advance- Daniel 9:25-26 Months in advance by Jesus- Matthew 20:18-19 Chronological events leading to crucifixion Scourging Predictions Isaiah 50:6, Isaiah 53:5 Explanation References by ancient writers [...]
Michael Licona provides three key points during a debate.
Here are the main points that Michael Licona makes:
Almost all scholars (both Christian and non-Christian) agree that three facts support Jesus’ death by crucifixion:
Multiple non-Christian sources attest that crucifixion and scourging was used during the time period. Josephus reports about a scourging that killed a man. Another ancient document, the Martyrdom of Polycarp mentions how Roman scourging would expose veins and arteries. Jewish law prohibited scourging by more than 39 lashes. But the Romans had no such law. [...]
Muslims do not believe that Jesus died on the cross. Why? Who’s right, the Quran or Bible? Dr John Ankerberg interviews Lee Strobel in this short video.
Here are the main points that Lee Strobel makes:
Muslims do not believe that Jesus died on the cross. In the Quran (Surah 4:157-158), it states:
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to [...]
This week’s lesson discusses the proofs that Jesus died on the cross (not merely fainted). To start out, go to the Three Reasons section, where I provide three short videos on the following topics:
Medical confirmation. Non-Christian source confirmation. Existing authorities’ confirmation.
Christians take the crucifixion claims about Jesus seriously. The question is: Did anybody else in the ancient world? The answer is yes.
Ancient writers who confirm crucifixion
The following ancient writers confirmed the crucifixion of Jesus:
Josephus Tacitus. Mara bar Serapion
Josephus was a Jewish priest and Pharisee who surrendered to the Romans, rather than committing suicide like his comrades, during the A.D. 66 – 74 war. He wrote a history called The Antiquities around A.D. 93. In it the following passage is found, “About the time there [...]
This week is Easter and we should fully understand how Jesus died. It was necessary for Jesus to die before He could be resurrected. This is vitally important because our hope as Christians rests on Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.
DeAth By CRucifixion
In the Lee Strobel’s 1998 book The Case For Christ(1), he interviews Doctor Alexander Metherell, who possesses both medical and engineering degrees and was a former research scientist. Metherell explains the medical causes of Jesus’s death, although we must remember that Jesus voluntarily surrendered his spirit [...]