The crucifixion is apparently under review.
In his doctoral
thesis, newly graduated Swedish theologian Gunnar Samuelsson argues
that the cross Jesus supposedly died on may not actually have been a
cross. He explains in an interview with DRadio Wissen, a German station: "the New Testament said that Jesus died some way on something called a staurus
... that's a Greek name for a cross or a pole or something ... I call
it an execution device only to be [distinguished] from the common
notion that it must be a cross, because it mustn't be a cross--it could
be a pole, for instance, or a tree trunk, or something else."
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