You asked: Was Jesus alive when his side was pierced?

How many lashes did Jesus take?

How true is it that Jesus received 39 lashes, representing the 39 diseases known in His time?

What are Jesus’s last words?

Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do

This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called “The Word of Forgiveness”. It is theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for the Roman soldiers who were crucifying him and all others who were involved in his crucifixion.

Why did they break legs during crucifixion?

Breathing actually kills you because you cannot get air out of your chest.” When the Romans finally wanted their crucified victims to die, they broke the prisoner’s legs so they could no longer push themselves up and all the body weight would be hanging by the arms.

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