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What kind of tree was the cross of Jesus made of?

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Even though there are legends about what kind of wood the cross that Jesus was crucified on was made from, it is unknown what kind of wood was used to make Jesus' cross. A popular legend claims that dogwood was used, but this has not been proven.

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The Bible records the crucifixion of Jesus but does not tell about the kind of wood that the cross was made from. Also, there are no historical documents that tell about the kind of wood that Jesus' cross would have been made from. The most common kinds of wood that legends use about Jesus' cross are dogwood, cedar, cypress, palm and olive wood.

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