Did Jesus Merely Pass out on the Cross Part 2
A few weeks ago, I posted HERE about the “theories” about the empty tomb of Jesus. Skeptics will go to great lengths to deny the resurrection of Jesus and fill His empty tomb with a more “naturalistic” explanation.
They mock the word “faith” but it takes more faith to believe some of these theories than it does to believe the truth. This idea is reflected in our culture. We cash in on what we know to be true for something we know to be a lie.
The following is an excerpt from “A Study on the Physical Death of Jesus Christ”, an article from The JAMA by William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
“With arms outstretched but not taut, the wrists were nailed to the patibulum.5, 6…Accordingly, the iron spikes probably were driven between the radius and the carpals or between the two rows of carpal bones, 3, 6, 10, 11 either proximal to or through the strong band like flexor retinaeulum and the various interearpal ligaments. Although a nail in either location in the wrist might pass between the bony elements and thereby produce no fractures, the likelihood of painful periosteal injury would seem great. Furthermore, the driven nail would crush or sever the rather large sensorimotor median nerve.3, 5, 6 The stimulated nerve would produce excruciating bolts of fiery pain in both arms.5, 12 Although the severed median nerve would result in paralysis of a portion of the hand, isehemie eontraetures and impalement of various ligaments by the iron spike might produce a claw like grasp.Most commonly, the feet were fixed to the front of the stipes by means of an iron spike driven through the first or second inter metatarsal space, just distal to the tarsometatarsal joint.1, 3, 6, 11, 13 It is likely that the deep peroneal nerve and branches of the medial and lateral plantar nerves would have been injured by the nails…