Crucifixion in Antiquity, 2nd edition

An Inquiry into the Backround & Significance
of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 310

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By Gunner Samuelsson
February 2014
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161525087
364 Pages
$159.50 Paper original


Gunnar Samuelsson investigates the philological aspects of how ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew/Aramaic texts depict crucifixions. A survey of the texts shows that there has been too narrow a view of the “crucifixion” terminology. The various terms do not only refer to "crucify" and "cross." They are used much more diversely. Hence, most of the crucifixion accounts that scholars cite in the ancient literature have to be rejected, leaving only a few.