Excruciatus: Crucifixion Death


By: Susan Bea Good


This is the day Christians commemorate the death of Jesus, remembering the gruesome crucifixion of our Savior.

The Latin word for crucifixion is “excruciatus,” from which we derive the word excruciating. The method of death inflicted on God the Son is historically purported to cause the highest levels of pain known to man.

Speculative accounts of the last hours of Jesus’ propitiatory work feature random beatings, mockery, character assassination, followed by a proscribed scourging, impaling, and humiliation to the point of death. All this, completed in just six intense hours, 2000 years ago at “just the right time.”

“He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:8/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!

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