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hai DW

How can you believe that Jesus died on a stake when Thomas said that Jesus was pierced with 2 Nails(John 20:25) in HIS HANDS, proving his hands were not joined through with 1 nail through them, but rather separately on a CROSS and not on a Stake?

The word used there is "Stauros" which does mean stake, but it is extensively used to refer to "Cross"? Its clear that he died on a Cross and NOT a stake because if it was a stake it would be ONE nail through his hands, NOT TWO? (REPOST)


Hello Dave

Thanks for writing

There's nothing in the Bible to say Jesus died on a cross. There are two words used, one is stauros which mean stake the other is xylon which means tree/ pole or stake.

Ezra 6:

11 And by me an order has been put through that, as for anybody that violates this decree, A timber(Xylon) will be pulled out of his house and he will be impaled upon it, and his house will be turned into a public privy on this account.

Notice here its just A timber singular that's a xylon , which is the same word both Peter and Paul used.

Acts 10:

39 "And we are witnesses of all the things he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem; but they also did away with him by hanging him on a stake(xylon)

There's no suggestion anywhere in the Bible that either stauros or xylon means cross, once again it's an unbiblical doctrine that started with Roman emperor constantine.

With regard John 20:25

"Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and stick my finger into the print of the nails"

The fact is we don't know how many nails where used it could be two it could be twenty two we just don't know. Thomas could have meant nails in both hands and feet here. His hands could have been nailed side to side. We just don't have enough information to say

But what we do know is that there's no evidence to suggest it was on a cross all the evidence points to the fact it was a stake

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I have many years of experience serving Jehovah . I have known Jehovah a long time and I have known his organization . I have been privileged to see great progress not only in my own personal relationship with my God and Father but within his organization. I am an avid reader of the bible and have been gifted by my Father with the indescribable privilege of being allowed to understand his own word.


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