Tag: History of Crucifixion

History of crucifixion refers to the history of a method of punishment and/or execution practiced by Assyrians, Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, Seleucids, Ptolemies and Romans during Biblical times.

Jesus and the Cross

03/26 | Most scholars believe that early Christians did not use the cross as an image of their religion. So how did the cross become modern Christianity’s most popular symbol?   Read more…

Posted in Crucifixion.

The Staurogram

03/24 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

Posted in Crucifixion.

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

02/01 | In part one of a two-part series, Douglas Boin presents new archaeological and historical research in the study of early Christianity.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics, Daily Life and Practice.

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