Crucifixion and The Use of Nails
The description of how Jesus was affixed to the cross is not contained in the crucifixion narrative in any of the gospels. In the past, some scriptural experts had expressed doubts that crucifixion victims were ever nailed to their crosses by the Romans.
Interestingly, the notion that Jesus was nailed comes to us from the New Testament post-resurrection story of doubting Thomas, who is quoted as saying:
In an astonishing archaeological find in 1969, Thomas' indication of nail wounds was borne out in a Palestinian first century grave site. The remains of an iron spike 4.53 inches long were incrusted into the heel bone of a man who had been crucified during the administration of Pontius Pilate. A piece of olive wood from the cross was still attached. The name of the crucified man was Yehohanan.
This discovery held an additional bit of information which also supports the gospel accounts: both leg bones had been broken, apparently to hasten death, as was the case with the thieves executed alongside Christ.
There is a lot more to Thomas than his doubts.
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