Posted by: biblestudyseattle | September 30, 2014

The crucifixion

Ernest L. Martin also makes a good case that not only was Jesus Crucified, he was also stoned. The question occurs: why did Jesus die while the two robbers were still alive? Also: the scripture ‘by his stripes we are healed’ could refer to more than just the Roman scourging.

“Behold, My servant will prosper,
He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So His appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
Thus He will sprinkle many nations,
Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him;
For what had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.” Isaiah 52:13-15

If Jesus was stoned for six hours by the Jews, his appearance could have been marred beyond recognition. Verse thirteen shows the Glory of Jesus after his resurrection. These kings are in the future understanding what actually happened to Jesus. This is when they have risen from the dead.

Many times the Jews tried to stone Jesus, but it was not to happen before the appointed time. “Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.” John 8:59

“The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him.” John 10:31

“The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?” John 11:8

Stoning was the only method of capitol punishment in the Law of Moses. “The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God.” John 19:7

Because of the stoning, Jesus’ blood was sprinkled very liberally. This fits with the requirements of the sin offering. The blood had to be sprinkled all over the altar. And Jesus was crucified very near the Mishkan Altar.

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