(ALL THAT'S INTERESTING) – One of the world’s most recognizable images is that of Jesus Christ’s death on a cross. The religious symbol appears in countless churches, museums, sculptures, illustrations, and on pieces of jewelry. So, what is the true story of the crucifixion of Jesus, and how did he die?
The story of Jesus’ death can be found in the Biblical Gospels, described by the evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They write of Jesus’ final moments and humiliations, and how he suffered on the cross for six hours.
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Some details surrounding the death of Jesus Christ are only mentioned in the Christian Bible, and can be difficult to find in other sources. But historical records from the time period do mention Jesus’ life and death, suggesting that stories about Jesus’ crucifixion are based in historical fact.
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