Did Romans Allow Decent Burials?

Now that I have restated my views about the burial of Jesus by citing two passages from How Jesus Became God, and emphasized one particular general point – that it is of utmost importance to remember why Romans crucified people, and in particular why they crucified those who were guilty of insurrection, the threat of insurrection, or high treason (a point that I cannot stress enough: Jesus was executed for calling himself the King of the Jews ...

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Why Romans Crucified People (The Story Beyond the Cross & Nails)

This is part 5 in a thread of my responses to Craig Evans, who has argued against the positions I take in How Jesus Became GodHere’s the beginning of the thread.

Most people acquire their knowledge about ancient Roman crucifixion from the accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion in the Gospels.

They learn the stories about the cross, the nails, the “King of the Jews” sign nailed above Jesus’ head, and the agony he ...

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Jesus Burial: My Personal Stake in the Question

Now that I have devoted two posts to presenting (part of) my argument for why I think Jesus was probably not given a decent burial – the posts were portions of a chapter lifted from How Jesus Became God – I am in a position to begin to respond to the counter-arguments of Craig Evans, my evangelical friend and naysayer, whose essay “Getting the Burial Traditions and Evidences Right” is widely seen – at least by people who ...

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