In a comprehensive and detailed survey on its remarkably widespread employment in the Roman empire, Dr.


1. Charlesworth, “Jesus and Jehohanan: An Archeological Note on Crucifixion,” The Expository Times.

victim of crucifixion being the kind of hero who would warrant a literary narrative 8 The authoritative work on the topic remains Martin Hengel, Crucifixion, though this should be supplemented with Joe Zias, ―Crucifixion in Antiquity: The Evidence‖, on-line article (1998) at the Century One Foundation,.

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Employer. Want to Read. Among his many important books are Judaism and Hellenism (1974), Between Jesus and Paul (1983), Crucifixion (1977), The Atonement (1981), and Property and Riches in the Early Church (1974), all published by Fortress Press.


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Finally, the contemporary evaluation of crucifixion has been given detailed examination by Martin Hengel in a book which originally bore the title Mors turpissima crucis, a phrase which says all that is necessary: crucifixion was the most horrible and contemptuous form of execution known to the ancient world.


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Bowden | 112 pages | 01 Nov 1977 | Augsburg Fortress | 9780800612689 | English | Minneapolis, United States | Crucifixion | | Martin Hengel | Boeken Crucifixions and crucifixes have appeared in the arts and popular culture from before the era of the pagan Roman Empire. .

By Martin Hengel.



The Atonement: The Origins of the Doctrine in the New Testament. Charlesworth, “Jesus and Jehohanan: An Archeological Note on Crucifixion,” The Expository Times. .

. Martin Hengel, Martin Hengle “This learned study may claim to be the most comprehensive and detailed survey ever to have been published of the evidence of the use of crucifixion in the Graeco-Roman world and the way in which it was regarded by the people of the time. Hengel examines the way in which 'the most vile death of the cross'. . $4.


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Crucifixion in the Ancient World and the Folly of the Message of the Cross.

As Hengel and Schwemer reveal, Jesus was not only a devout Jew, nor merely a.

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