Bible Articles on the Topic of Jesus death

The following articles have been compiled and indexed by inWORD Bible software.

Was Jesus ‘Killed’?

“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.” (Acts 2:22,23)

Substitution Versus Forgiveness

Substitution Versus Forgiveness

How Long Was Jesus Dead in the Tomb?

Three days and three nights —

Participatory Atonement

The dominant Christian understanding of the atonement is the penal substitution theory, which states that Christ was punished by an angry God as a substitute for those he came to save. However, the representative or participatory understanding of the atonement was the first to be held, originating with Clement of Rome (fl. 96).¹, ², ³

Coats of Skins Instead of Fig Leaves

Adam and Eve ... had no idea of religion; for hitherto they had needed none. It yet remained to be revealed as the divinely appointed means of healing the breach which sin had made between God and men.

Inerrancy and the Inscription on the Cross

To the [Bible] inerrantist, the tiniest discrepancy has the potential to destroy the entire Bible. Consider the explanations suggested for the divergent reports of the inscription on the cross. The differences themselves are insignificant:

Who Killed Jesus?

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged... [and] he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha ... He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. (John 19:1,13,15-16)

The Waving of the Firstfruits and the Resurrection

[Regarding how long Jesus remained in the grave] F. P. (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) writes:

The Significance of the Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?

Let us now consider the fundamental relationships as revealed by the Scriptures between (1) God and mankind, (2) Jesus and mankind, and (3) Jesus and God; for in their inter-connections we can discern the true significance of the Cross.

The Atonement: The Bible Doctrine of Reconciliation to God

The English phrase, “the atonement,” is found but once in the New Testament (A.V.), namely, in Romans 5:11. The passage with its context runs as follows:—

Scriptural Arguments Adduced for a Wednesday Crucifixion

The scriptural arguments adduced for a Wednesday crucifixion¹ have not been met by the subsequent contributors who believe that Jesus was crucified on Friday. Those who have endeavoured to show that “three days and three nights” does not necessarily involve the full period have failed to appreciate the fact that, for two important reasons, even the expression “the third day” requires three complete days. In the first place, since our Lord was not buried until sunset, the crucifixion day was ended and the passover Sabbath was the first day in the tomb. Secondly, as described in Matthew 28:1, 2, Jesus rose towards sunset on the weekly Sabbath (see Testimony, loc. cit.); the last day in the tomb, the third, was therefore almost a complete one.

The Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

This 48-minute video depicts the last days of Jesus before his crucifixion, including his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Judas’ betrayal, his arrest in the garden and trials before the high priest and before Pilate. It concludes with his death, burial and resurrection.

Who Killed Jesus (Secrets of the Cross Documentary)

Discover the truth behind Pontius Pilate’s role in Jesus’ death. Far from the weak character portrayed in the Bible, he was a brutal politician. Controversial and compelling, Secrets Of The Cross pushes aside centuries of tradition to expose fascinating secrets at the heart of the Christian story.

Pastor Sean Finnegan’s “Why Did Jesus Die?"

Thinking Christians have theorized in many ways about “atonement.” Just what it is about Jesus’ death on the cross that reconciles humans to their maker? Was it to pay a ransom? Was it an example for us to imitate? Was it a form of substitution, wherein Jesus absorbed God’s wrath in our place, enabling God to forgive you? Was it a victory over the forces of evil? Or what?

Apologists on How God Can Die

Can evangelical apologists answer the question “How can God die?” In doing so, they would have to tackle a triad of claims which can’t all be true:

Dr. Joshua Thurow on Theories of the Atonement

Often you hear Christians say, “Jesus died for our sins. Jesus provided atonement, to reconcile God and humans. Jesus paid a debt we could never pay ourselves. Jesus was willingly a sacrifice for our sins.” How should a thinking Christian understand these claims?

Christ Crucified (ca. 1780 oil on canvas)

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Christ Crucified (ca. 1780 oil on canvas)

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Christ on the Cross (1939)

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Christ on the Cross (1992 color stencil)

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Christ on the Cross (ca. 1631 oil on canvas)

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Christ on the Cross (from The Passion of Christ)

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The Crowd Left Calvary While Beating Their Breasts

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Crucified Christ (17-18th c. oil on wood)

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Crucifixion (1946)

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The Crucifixion (ca. 1510 oil on panel)

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The Crucifixion (ca. 1772 oil on canvas)

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Crucifixion (oil)

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The Crucifixion

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Crucifixion of Jesus Christ detail (2015 oil)

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The Death of Jesus (La mort de Jesus)

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The Five Wedges (Les Cinq coins)

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It Is Finished

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Jesus and the Soldiers

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Jesus’ Death on the Cross

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Jesus Delivered To Be Crucified by Pilate

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Jesus Dies Upon the Cross (1917)

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Jesus on the Cross

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Jesus on the Cross

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No More Jesus Movement

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On the Cross (1980)

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Soldier at the Cross

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Station XII

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Thou He Were Dead, Yet Shall He Live (2011)

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Crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st century Judea, most probably between the years 30 and 33 AD. Jesus’ crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by, and is established as a historical event confirmed by non-Christian sources, although, among historians, there is no consensus on the precise details of what exactly occurred.

Crucifixion

Crucifixion is a historical method of capital punishment in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden beam and left to hang for several days until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation. It is principally known from classical antiquity, but remains in occasional use in some countries.