A study of the physical death of Jesus Christ.

A study of the physical death of Jesus Christ.

Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and roman trials was flogged and was sentenced to death by crucifixion.  The scourging produced stripelike lacerations and apreciable blood loss and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Galgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post (stipes) his feer were nailed to the stipes. The major
pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly death resulted primarily
from hypovolemic shock and exhaustion asphyxia. Jesus death was ensured by the thrust of a soldier’s spear into His side.
Modern medical interpritation of the historical evidence indicates that Jesus dead when taken down from the cross. Quoted from the link.

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