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By Martin Hengel

ISBN-10: 080061268X

ISBN-13: 9780800612689

This discovered examine might declare to be the main accomplished and distinct survey ever to were released of the facts of using crucifixion within the Graeco-Roman global and how during which it was once seemed by way of the folk of the time. starting from using crucifixion as a kind of execution practised between barbarian peoples, Dr Hengel exhibits the way it was once hired within the Roman empire, within the Greek-speaking international and one of the Jews. He additionally investigates how some distance 'crucifixion' was once a time period used metaphorically or in philosophical dialogue. His conclusions deliver out extra starkly than ever the scandal provided through the Christian message of the crucified Son of God and exhibit that Jesus was once noticeable to have died, not only a merciless dying, yet one of many worst sorts of loss of life devised by way of guy for guy. Martin Hengel was once Professor of recent testomony and Early Judaism within the college of Tubingen.

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It cannot be detached from this and be interpreted independently. 24 does not come from the apostle; it is deutero-Pauline. In my view it already presupposes Paul's martyrdom - perhaps in Nero's persecutions. Thus for Paul's preaching, the words oravposloravpovv still retained the same original cruelty and ab­ horrence which was also obvious to the ancient world outside the Christian tradition, though we find it remote. 17-24 can only be understood against this back­ ground. For Paul, therefore, the word has certainly not faded to the 13 1 4 1 3 K .

6). Cf. M . Fuhrmann, 'Verbera', PW Suppl. I X (1589-97) i59off. 3: laceratosque verberibus cruci adfigi iussit (when they had been beaten with lashes he ordered them to be fastened to the cross). 34 (Lindsay). 5, comes near to a crucifixion: a slave is tied to a tree and slowly tortured to death (per longi temporis cruciatum). See Fulda (see bibliography), iisf. Crucifixion 30 Punic War more harshly (grauius) than the Latin allies: he crucified the former as renegades and traitors, but beheaded the latter as treacherous allies.

Philo. In Flaccum 7 2 : after all the preceding tortures 17 TcAeurcua #cal tyeopos ri/Luopta oravpos (the last and supreme punishment was the cross). Cf. 6: KOX im rroXXals rjfiepcus alKi^op&vos . . Kai iKcXcvadrj oravpcudrjvai (He was tortured for many days and orders were given for him to be crucified). 1 9 Crucifixion 28 man will be looked upon and treated as an unjust man and finally here Glaucon apologizes for the vividness and realism of his language - will be tortured to death: T h e j u s t m a n will have to b e scourged, racked, fettered, blinded, and finally, after the uttermost suffering, he will be impaled (reXcvrcou TrdvTa KOLKa TraOabv avaaxwSvXcvdrjaeTcu), and so will learn his lesson that not to be b u t to seem to be j u s t is what w e ought to desire.

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