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Did a Roman soldier shed Jesus’ blood?

Did a Roman soldier shed Jesus’ blood? Answer: John 19:34 claims that “one of the soldiers pierced his [Jesus’] side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.” According to John 19:33, the Roman soldiers did not break Jesus’ legs because he was already dead. Chronologically, John 19:33 established the time of [Read More]

Does John 19:37 misquote Zechariah 12:10?

Zechariah 12:10 states: “And they shall look to Me whom they have pierced; then they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only son.” In John 19:37 this verse is quoted with a significant change: “They shall look upon him whom they have pierced.” What is the meaning of this verse in Zechariah [Read More]

Was Jesus scourged to a bloody pulp?

Is it true that Jesus was scourged to such an extent that the whip marks left his body resembling a bloody pulp? Answer: Scourging appears to have been a customary preliminary administered to those about to be crucified. The condemned, usually stripped naked, was beaten and mocked all the way to the execution site. Yet, [Read More]