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Started by Unbeliever, June 04, 2019, 10:43:02 am
QuoteNew book Crucifixion's a Doddle by Julian Doyle, uses ancient texts, religious artworks and the Bible itself to refute some of the most common-held beliefs about the death of Jesus.Doyle's research questions the popular image of the immense wooden cross when there were so few trees in Judea. He points out that the Romans executed criminals by impaling them, while Jewish law preferred stoning them. And why were there no images of the cross for almost four centuries after Jesus' death?After the attempt to crucify the Monty Python team for their film Life of Brian it became clear to Doyle, the film's editor, that something was seriously wrong with everything we think we know and he began to investigate.
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