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hanging on a crosscross,
widely used symbol. In various forms, it can be found in such diverse cultures as those of ancient India, Egypt, and pre-Columbian North America. It also is found in the megalithic monuments of Western Europe.
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, in ancient times a method of capital punishmentcapital punishment,
imposition of a penalty of death by the state. History

Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times; it can be found (c.1750 B.C.) in the Code of Hammurabi.
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. It was practiced widely in the Middle East but not by the Greeks. The Romans, who may have borrowed it from Carthage, reserved it for slaves and despised malefactors. They used it frequently, as in the civil wars and in putting down the Jewish opposition. Crucifixion was probably at first a modification of hanging on a tree or impaling on a pole, and from such a connection come the synonyms tree and rood (i.e., rod or pole) for Jesus' cross. The Romans used mostly the T cross, the Latin cross, or St. Andrew's cross. Most ancient sources describe the cross Jesus died on as a Latin cross, the type most common in the liturgy of the West. It was common practice among the Romans to scourge the prisoner and to require him to carry his cross to the place of crucifixion. The prisoner was either nailed or tied to the cross, and, to induce more rapid death, his legs were often broken. Crucifixion was abolished when the empire became Christian. See also CalvaryCalvary
[Lat.,=a skull] or Golgotha
[Heb.,=a skull], in the Gospels, place where Jesus was crucified, outside what was then the wall of Jerusalem. Its location is not certainly known. The traditional identification of the site of Calvary was made by St.
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 and Good ThiefGood Thief
or Penitent Thief,
in the New Testament, the malefactor crucified with Jesus who did not revile Him; Jesus promised him Paradise that day. In the Roman martyrology his feast is Mar. 25. His name in tradition is Dismas or Desmas, that of the other thief Gesmas.
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What does it mean when you dream about crucifixion?

Beyond the obvious religious connotations, a dream crucifixion can represent an excruciatingly painful situation. Feelings of guilt or, alternatively, feelings of being a scapegoat. Crucifixion can also be an initiatory symbol, representing the “death” that takes place before rebirth.


1. the crucifying of Christ at Calvary, regarded by Christians as the culminating redemptive act of his ministry
2. a picture or representation of this
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Positively put, the film reminds us that crucifixion is a drawn-out and intense form of cruelty.
And even if a Jewish mob had been there outside Pilate's house (which is unlikely) and clamored for Jesus' crucifixion (which is unthinkable), it is truly beyond belief that Pilate would have given in to them.
The story of the crucifixion can be found in the book of Matthew in the Bible, depicting in great detail the act of Jesus dying on a cross.
The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said.
The crucifixion rituals are held during the Holy Week, an eight-day celebration starting from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
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unless someone far away presses a computer button to try to fool the gullible people of Wales, who have silently acquiesced to the Crucifixion of Cambria.
In the past, a Belgian nun and a Japanese man had joined Cutud's ritual of real-life crucifixion
Crucifixion was the most excruciating punishment devised by man and suffered by Jesus Christ for the redemption of the world and in no way could anyone so tortured sing "Let's all look on the brighter side of life".
The inconclusive trail of his 1930s works, many half-finished and some subsequently destroyed, proves that he saw the crucifixion as the most direct means of conveying the brutality of the society around him.
But peace and love was absent as Armenian clergy marched to mark the discovery in the 4th century of the Cross, thought to have been used for the crucifixion.
The cross and crucifixion of Jesus is a stain on this world's history and an injustice that has never been reversed.