No Bones Broken?

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  1. Hawaiiski

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    According to Jn. 19:36, none of Christ's bones were broken. Does this also include the nailing of His hands & feet to the cross?
     
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    Good question...but apparently not, as Christ fulfilled that prophecy. My guess is the nail slid between the bones in the hands and feet (or wrists and heels).
     
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    I've seen lots of foot and hand x-rays (between my husband and I), and it's totally plausable for the nails to go in between bones.
     
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    The custom was that the roman soldiers would break the leg bones to hurry along the death of the one being crucified. Jesus' legs were not broken and yet he deid quickly. Showing He gave up His Spirit. The prophecy was fulfilled.
     
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    In Greek (as in Japanese and a number of other languages), the word xeir meaning "hand" often includes the wrist. Therefore the nails in His hands were no doubt driven between the ulna and radius in His wrist. If the nails had been driven between the finger bones in His palm, the weight of His body would have no doubt torn them out.

    I just noticed that the link given by Deacon says the same. Good link, Deacon!
     
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    I read this thread early this morning, and also read the article in the link. I then attended a youth rally called Farmtastic. There were three services at Farmtastic today and the message at the third one was a encouragement for the teens to give their all for Christ in full time Christian service. As part of this message the preacher (Evangelist Tom Ferrell) used the example of how Christ gave his all for us on the cross. He talked of the pain a suffering Christ went through as on the cross and to try and make us understand what Jesus endured for us he used the same examples and explanations that are in this link.

    Isn't it so cool when God does things like that.


    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    In Matt 27:50 we read that Jesus "gave up the ghost". The Greek word here is aphiami - ah-fee-ay-mee. The primary meaning of the word is to send away or dismiss. Jesus did not just die, He dismissed his spirit by an act of His will. No one has ever had the power to die by an act of their will and simply dismiss their spirit, bow their head and die, no one but Jesus.
     
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    You are quite right. It's not only plausable for the nails to go between the bones, but bones being round, it would be near impossible to hit one dead on so as to break it.

    The significance of His bones not being broken lies in the fact that Jesus is the Lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sins. Like the sacrificial lamb of the passover, none of His bones were to be broken. Exodus 12:46.
     

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