Re: [John_Lit] Blood and Water - Eyewitness?
- [me to John L.]:
> ... you say that death from tied crucifixion took days, and[John's reply]:
> yet in your earlier statement you said that "all executed
> criminals were dead by the end of the day shift".
> Mike, you take this statement out of context whichWell, I've gone back now and reread the original message, and I
> gave the locus referent to those nailed, not tied.
don't see any locus referent being given - either in the excerpt
from your unpublished paper in which this statement occurs, or in
the larger body of the entire message. (Interested readers can
check this for themselves at
> In the literature you will come across inaccurate descriptionsSo let me get this straight. You're saying that the literature
> regarding crurifragium, "breaking the legs" accompanied by the
> term "accident" used in the peripateic sense and conveying to
> readers that it was not typical and probably only applied in
> Jerusalem because of compliance with the client-king in contract
> to abide by religious practices. This is romantic to say the
> least. Death by nailing was quickly resulted the same day.
> Crurifragium, hastened death for those who had stronger
> constitutions and for one reason or another lingered on and had
does NOT support your claim that the legs of the nailed-crucified
were invariably broken at or near the end of the day-shift?
Certainly no embarassment to you if this was your own claim, but I
would like to make sure.
Mt. Clemens, MI