Annie's "Jesus and the Cross" Page

"And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to
crucify him:
and the third day he shall rise again.
~Matthew 20:19~

Jesus Christ's death on the Cross was not the end of His life. For Christ died on the Cross, was buried and,
on the third day was raised from the dead. He was the sacrificial Passover Lamb for the sin of the world.
He walked among them for 40 days. And after that He was ascended to Heaven to be at the right
hand of God. He left in a cloud right in front of their eyes.

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Colossians 1:20-22
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto
himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh
through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:"

Definitions to look at:
1. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top. 2. Often Cross A symbolic representation of the
structure on which Jesus was crucified. 3. A trial or affliction. See synonyms at burden 4. A pattern formed by
the intersection of two lines. 5. Biology a. A hybrid plant or animal. b. A hybridization. 6. To go or extend
across. 7. To intersect. 8. To draw a line across. 9. To place crosswise. 10. To encounter in passing. 11. To
thwart or obstruct. 12. Biology To breed by hybridizing. adj. 13. Lying crosswise. 14. Contrary or opposing. 15.
Showing ill humor; annoyed. 16. Hybrid.

"crucifixion" 1. Execution on a cross. 2. Crucifixion The crucifying of Jesus. 3. A crucifix.

Easton's Bible Dictionary -- Crucifixion

a common mode of punishment among heathen nations in early times. It is not certain whether it
was known among the ancient Jews; probably it was not. The modes of capital punishment according
to the Mosaic law were, by the sword (Ex. 21), strangling, fire (Lev. 20), and stoning (Deut. 21).

This was regarded as the most horrible form of death, and to a Jew it would acquire greater
horror from the curse in Deut. 21:23.

This punishment began by subjecting the sufferer to scourging. In the case of our Lord, however,
his scourging was rather before the sentence was passed upon him, and was inflicted by Pilate for
the purpose, probably, of exciting pity and procuring his escape from further punishment (Luke
23:22; John 19:1).

The condemned one carried his own cross to the place of execution, which was outside the city, in
some conspicuous place set apart for the purpose. Before the nailing to the cross took place, a
medicated cup of vinegar mixed with gall and myrrh (the sopor) was given, for the purpose of
deadening the pangs of the sufferer. Our Lord refused this cup, that his senses might be clear
(Matt. 27:34). The spongeful of vinegar, sour wine, posca, the common drink of the Roman
soldiers, which was put on a hyssop stalk and offered to our Lord in contemptuous pity (Matt.
27:48; Luke 23:36), he tasted to allay the agonies of his thirst (John 19:29). The accounts given
of the crucifixion of our Lord are in entire agreement with the customs and practices of the Roman
in such cases. He was crucified between two "malefactors" (Isa. 53:12; Luke 23:32), and was
watched by a party of four soldiers (John 19:23; Matt. 27:36, 54), with their centurion. The
"breaking of the legs" of the malefactors was intended to hasten death, and put them out of
misery (John 19:31); but the unusual rapidity of our Lord's death (19:33) was due to his previous
sufferings and his great mental anguish. The omission of the breaking of his legs was the fulfilment
of a type (Ex. 12:46). He literally died of a broken heart, a ruptured heart, and hence the
flowing of blood and water from the wound made by the soldier's spear (John 19:34). Our Lord
uttered seven memorable words from the cross, namely, (1) Luke 23:34; (2) 23:43; (3) John
19:26; (4) Matt. 27:46, Mark 15:34; (5) John 19:28; (6) 19:30; (7) Luke 23:46.

Crucified Verses
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  • Matthew 20:19
  • Matthew 26:2
  • Matthew 27:26
  • Matthew 27:35
  • Matthew 27:38
  • Matthew 27:44
  • Matthew 28:5
  • Mark 15:15
  • Mark 15:24
  • Mark 15:25
  • Mark 15:27
  • Mark 15:32
  • Mark 16:6
  • Luke 23:23
  • Luke 23:33
  • Luke 24:7
  • Luke 24:20
  • John 19:16
  • John 19:18
  • John 19:20
  • John 19:23
  • John 19:32
  • John 19:41
  • Acts 2:36
  • Acts 4:10
  • Romans 6:6
  • 1 Corinthians 1:13
  • 1 Corinthians 1:23
  • 1 Corinthians 2:2
  • 1 Corinthians 2:8
  • 2 Corinthians 13:4
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Galatians 3:1
  • Galatians 5:24
  • Galatians 6:14
  • Revelation 11:8
  • Nave's Topical Bible -- CRUCIFIXION

    The reproach of
    • Galatians 3:13
    • Galatians 5:11

    Of two malefactors,

    • Matthew 27:38

    Of disciples, foretold,


    Easton's Bible Dictionary -- Cross

    in the New Testament the instrument of crucifixion, and hence used for the crucifixion of Christ
    itself (Eph. 2:16; Heb. 12:2; 1 Cor. 1:17, 18; Gal. 5:11; 6:12, 14; Phil. 3:18). The word is also
    used to denote any severe affliction or trial (Matt. 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21).

    The crux immissa (t), or Latin cross, which was the kind of cross on which our Saviour died. Above
    our Lord's head, on the projecting beam, was placed the "title."

    After the conversion, so-called, of Constantine the Great (B.C. 313), the cross first came into use
    as an emblem of Christianity. He pretended at a critical moment that he saw a flaming cross in the
    heavens bearing the inscription, "In hoc signo vinces", i.e., By this sign thou shalt conquer, and
    that on the following night Christ himself appeared and ordered him to take for his standard the
    sign of this cross. In this form a new standard, called the Labarum, was accordingly made, and
    borne by the Roman armies. It remained the standard of the Roman army till the downfall of the
    Western empire. It bore the embroidered monogram of Christ, i.e., the first two Greek letters of
    his name, X and P (chi and rho), with the Alpha and Omega.

    Nave's Topical Bible on the Cross

    • Jesus crucified on
      Matthew 27:32
      Mark 15:21
      Luke 23:26
      Acts 2:23,36
      Acts 4:10
      1 Corinthians 1:23
      1 Corinthians 2:2,8
      Ephesians 2:16
      Philippians 2:8
      Colossians 1:20
      Colossians 2:14
      Hebrews 12:2
    • Carried by
      • Simon
        Matthew 27:32
        Mark 15:21
        Luke 23:26
      • Jesus
        John 19:17
      Matthew 10:38
      Matthew 16:24
      Mark 8:34
      Mark 10:21
      Luke 9:23
      Luke 14:27
      1 Corinthians 1:17,18
      Galatians 5:11
      Galatians 6:14
      Philippians 3:18

    Easton's Bible Dictionary -- Crown of thorns

    our Lord was crowned with a, in mockery by the Romans (Matt. 27:29). The object
    of Pilate's guard in doing this was probably to insult, and not specially to inflict
    pain. There is nothing to show that the shrub thus used was, as has been supposed,
    the spina Christi, which could have been easily woven into a wreath. It was probably
    the thorny nabk, which grew abundantly round about Jerusalem, and whose flexible,
    pliant, and round branches could easily be platted into the form of a crown.

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