An event which sent most of Jesus’ followers, including his apostles into hiding, confused and fearful. Considered a barbarous death, reserved for agitators, pirates and slaves. Jewish law cursed everyone who hangs on a tree. The punishment involves a whipping, then carrying the heavy cross-beam to the place of death. A notice would be pinned to the crucifix indicating the culprit’s crime. It is a slow and painful death, often taking days to kill its victim. When the crucified dies, it is usually from asphyxiation, or dehydration.
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