Blessed day to all my brothers and sisters! I have quietly followed all these threads and loved every input. A question I had in reading my QT this am, in Luke 23:53. How did Joseph of Arimathea physically extract Jesus from the cross? HE was still nailed. Please forgive me if I placed this question in the wrong thread. Thank you so much for answering!
Matt 27:57 may help. Joseph went to Pilate and begged for Jesus body. He may have had the soldiers take Him down
I know that you're not new anymore, but I haven't had a chance to say welcome to the forum. ;-)
This post of mike is the most plausible. It really doesn't say, but we know from Historians and Archaeologists, that in the first century, all the nails were hand-forged and re-used.
It makes sense that Pilate would have had the soldiers do this, as they would know how to do this, and then not destroy the nails and of course they re-used the beams for crucifixions as it was a common method of death/torture used in that time. ;-)
EnochWalked: It does feel like the very notion of time is being messed with, like there's a battle between the days being shortened and the days being lengthened. Perhaps Covid lockdowns have changed weather patterns? Very coincidental timing otherwise.
Aug 7, 2022 12:39:18 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-62150163 A bizarre tale that includes a Scottish island micronation (the "republic of Lamb") owned by Uri Geller, "the pyramids of Giza", "the infamous North Berwick witchcraft trials in the 1590s", and much more.
Aug 7, 2022 16:30:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "the current Baron of Dirleton - an Orthodox Jewish Portuguese-Brazilian entrepreneur", "a purported burial place of the legendary King Arthur", "the prophet Jeremiah & the daughter of the last king of Judah", "King Solomon's temple", "the Scotichronicon"
Aug 7, 2022 16:33:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's really difficult to define a "neutral" stance, because children don't need to know that their teacher has a homosexual partner, but should be able to hear that a teacher believes in Jesus. Silence is itself a religious/political position.
Aug 7, 2022 18:52:17 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/08/8/7362406/ "Russia withdraws its nuclear weapons from US inspections". What don't they want NATO to know? Perhaps some weapons have gone missing, or are beyond repair.
Aug 8, 2022 17:23:32 GMT -6