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The final events of Jesus' life that led up to his crucifixion including His entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, and His arrest and trial.

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How did St. Veronica get her name?

Vignettes from Nature, a book written by Grant Allen and published from London in 1881 has this interesting note: the piece of cloth with which Jesus' face is believed to have been wiped on his way to ...
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Was the divine nature of Jesus in dominance at the Garden of Gethsemane?

In Luke 22:44 we read how Jesus sweat blood during his prayer at Gethsemane. This happens when one goes through extreme stress and mental agony. Da Vinci is said to have recorded the phenomenon that ...
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Are there teachings of the Catholic Church on the similarity between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed?

We see in Gen 22:13 how Abraham saw a ram caught by the horn in a thicket and sacrificed it in lieu of Isaac. Coming over to New Testament we see Jesus being made to wear a crown of thorns. It is ...
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Under the laws of which regime was Jesus sentenced to death on the cross?

We read in Matt 27 how Jesus was put to trial before the Roman Governor: Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?” But he gave him no answer, not even to ...
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Do we know which side of Christ was pierced by the Roman soldier during His Passion?

Do we know which side of Christ was pierced by the Roman soldier during His Passion? Have any serious studies been done to determine which side of Christ was pierced by a lance during the Crucifixion ...
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According to Catholicism, why did Jesus tell His disciples to buy a sword?

According to Catholicism, why did Jesus tell His disciples to buy a sword? 36 But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip; and ...
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Why does John the Evangelist NOT record Jesus' response to Pilate's query on Truth?

We read in John 18:37-38 how Pilate poses an inquisitive question on Truth to Jesus : Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for ...
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How does the Church of East view the Passion of Christ?

What is the understanding of the (Assyrian or Ancient) Church of the East on the Passion, considering their unique Christological doctrine? Do they believe that God suffered on the cross?
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According to Catholic scholars, why did Jesus relate His ensuing Passion and Glorification to the visit of the Greek?

We read in John 12: 20-24 (NRSVCE): Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to ...
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Is Longinus the name of the Roman centurion who pierced Jesus?

I was reading from this Wikipedia article that the name of the centurion officer who pierced Jesus with a 3-foot pike on the left rib was Longinus and that his words "Truly this man was the son ...
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Why did Jesus arrange his 11 disciples in two places on the way to his place of prayer in Gethsemane?

We read in Matt 26:36-39 (NRSVCE) : Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the ...
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At the Last Supper what would the disciples make of what Jesus said about partaking of the bread and the wine?

Luke 22:15-20 is clear that the cross yet lay ahead of Christ. Then he said, "This is my body which is given for you… This cup is the new testament in my blood which is shed for you”, commanding ...
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Was there silence in heaven when our Lord and Saviour was crucified?

Revelation 8:1 says that when the seventh seal was opened "there was silence in heaven for about half an hour." This speaks of a dramatic pause before the next series of plagues (NIV Study Bible ...
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What does modern scholarship conclude about the shape of the cross and the method of crucifixion?

I have seen a couple of articles that explain how the commonly depicted image of Jesus on the cross is not historically accurate nor physically possible. Roman Crucifixion Methods Reveal the History ...
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At what time did the scourging at the pillar take place on Good Friday?

I have read some of the post on the accounts that took place between the time of the last supper through the crucifixion hour including the trials. what time would the scourging at the pillar taken ...
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What was the Crown of Thorn in the Lord's Passion made of?

In Matthew 27:29 we read: "..and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of ...
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How did the original texts of the Creed relate Pilate to Jesus' Passion?

In the Creed in English we see the mention of Jesus having suffered and died 'under Pontius Pilate' . In my native language Malayalam, the counterpart reference says ' in the days of Pontius Pilate' ...
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Why was Jesus offered vinegar and gall on the cross, and why did he refuse it?

I have often wondered why Jesus was given vinegar and gull to drink? What would be the use of drinking it? Also, was this a common thing to offer people hanging on a cross, or was this specific to ...
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Did the metaphor of ' cup of suffering' as used by Jesus derive from OT?

At John 18:11 (NRSVCE) we see Jesus foretelling His passion and death on the cross : ".. Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has ...
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What are the historical arguments against a literal interpretation of Luke 22:44?

This question led me to reread Luke 22:44 in various translations, and I noticed that all of them used a comparison, as if Jesus’s sweat was similar to great drops of blood, but not actually great ...
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What is the earliest reference to the notion that we killed Jesus?

In this blog post, Catholic professor Edward Feser discusses the Crucifixion: No silly talk here of “Flying Spaghetti Monsters” and the like; Nietzsche, unlike so many of his successors, still had ...
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Actual days taken from Maundy Thursday to Crucifixion [duplicate]

What we currently know is that the Jesus was taken custody after the last supper (Maundy Thursday) and crucified on Good Friday, the day after the last supper. My Question is, can this be true? I ...
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Where did the account of Veronica originate?

Veronica wiping the face of Jesus during his passion is one of the stations of the cross in Roman Catholic tradition. This part of the passion has no basis in the Bible, though. Where did this ...
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What did St. Thomas Aquinas write about Christ's passion?

St. Thomas Aquinas never wrote a complete treatise devoted solely to Christ's passion. So what did St. Thomas Aquinas have to say about Christ's passion?
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What does the abbreviation "RNIO" mean in a painting of the Virgin and Child?

In the Crivelli painting "The Virgin and Child with Infants Bearing Symbols of the Passion" there is (at the right, under a bare tree) an injured (?) knight with a red shield inscribed with the ...
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Do Matthew and John have a discrepancy with regards to Jesus before Pilate?

Matthew 27:11-12 (Mark has a very similar account in Mark 15:1-11) 11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” ...
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Why was Jesus afraid/agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane if the Spirit of God isn't one of fear but of power?

The scene of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane has confused me for a time. How could Jesus be overcome with fear or anguish or what-have-you when his Spirit is one of power and self-control, ...
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When Pilate offered up Jesus or Barabbas for release, was this to the crowd for their justice or for pardon?

I have limited understanding of this was a tradition each year where Pilate would release a prisoner during the Jewish Passover but did this release mean a pardon? This was posed in my Sunday ...
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What is the significance of Palm branches?

I've been pondering this question for a while. With Easter right around the corner, I figured this is the perfect time to ask. See these verses: Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, ...
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Why did Judas need to identify Jesus?

Annas, Caiaphas and all other important people of synagogue knew the identity of Jesus and how he looks. So why was the kiss necessary? In Gethsemane garden Jesus was only with 11 disciples. The Mob ...
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Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help [closed]

In several passages of the bible Jesus healed, drove demons out, forgave, cured, and showed compassion to thousands of people. He lifted a girl who was dead to her feet, and many more were supposedly ...
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Did Pontius Pilate follow God's Plan?

I am confused. Since I know salvation must be attained through the sacrifice of God's only son, Jesus Christ, what were the consequences of the actions taken by Pontius Pilate, for Pilate himself. Did ...
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Why would Jesus beg himself in the Garden of Gethsemane? [duplicate]

If God and Jesus are the same, having the same mind, knowledge and power, then why would Jesus beg himself in the garden of Gethsemane, to spare himself from having to be crucified? Furthermore, why ...
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What caused people in Jerusalem to change so much from "Palm entrance" to crucifixion day?

Are the same people that received Jesus with flowers when he entered the city the ones that also condemned him for crucifixion a couple of days later? Every single preacher I've heard suggested they ...
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What is the significance of Luke 22:44 where Christ's sweat was as great drops of blood in the garden of Gethsemane while he prayed?

Luke 22:44 talks about Jesus Christ's experience while he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. During a time when an angel visits him to strengthen him he begins to sweat blood. I would like to ...
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Was the Scapegoat of Leviticus an allusion to Barabbas? [closed]

There are several similarities between the selection of the Scapegoat, and the selection of Jesus as our sacrifice. Leviticus 16:7 KJV And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the ...
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Why did the slave girl at the gate stop Peter but not John? [closed]

At the time when Jesus' trial was to commence before the High priest, John readily went inside the courtyard because he knew the high priest well, whereas Peter was relatively unknown in the place. ...
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Why the change of heart for Peter in John 18? [closed]

In John 18:10 Peter demonstrates courage during Jesus's arrest when Peter uses his sword to defend Jesus. A few verses later during Jesus's trial Peter denies Jesus. It seems that Peter would risk ...
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What was the charge levied against Jesus in the courts?

I read that Jesus was charged with the allegation that he claimed to be the "King of Jews". What is the evidence of this and other charges, if any, on Jesus? I am only interested in the charges ...
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Was it a miracle of God that the Jews incriminated themselves and their children in the blood of Jesus?

The Bible said that the Jews as a whole accepted the guilt of killing Jesus and declared guilty themselves and their descendants: "When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that ...
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Is there biblical basis for the claim that Pilate had no choice?

There is a trend among Christians to put the guilt of killing Jesus on Jews rather than on Romans. Some Christians go as far as to proclaiming Pilate a saint (as did either Ethiopian or Coptic church ...
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Was Jesus guilty or not guilty by the law? [closed]

There are two answers in this question which contradict each other: How does the trial of Jesus compare to the judicial standards of the epoch and of the modern times? The first answer says that ...
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How does the trial of Jesus compare to the judicial standards of the epoch and of the modern times?

I wonder whether Jesus was given enough opportunities to defend himself, whether his trial was fair and whether the investigation was thorough. I want to know how it compares with typical criminal, ...
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Does ‘palm branches’ in Palm Sunday draw meaning from Jewish culture, or Greco-Roman culture that the Jews adopted?

Two verses connected two 'palm branches' are: They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "...
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Why did they choose Barabbas? [closed]

John 19:38 - 40 (NLT) 38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime. 39 But you have a custom of asking me to release one ...
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What did Pilate mean by asking "What is truth?" [closed]

When Jesus is brought before Pilate, he asks him if he is a king. When Jesus admits that he is Pilate says “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the ...
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Why did Jesus wear the crown of thorns?

Right before his crucifixion, Jesus was made to carry his cross and to wear a crown of thorns. Why was he made to wear the crown of thorns?
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