There is no definitive biblical or authoritative historic document that states which wood Jesus' cross was made from. However, according to the traditions of the Eastern Orthodox church, the cross is said to have been made of three types of wood, mainly cedar, pine and cypress.Continue Reading
There is no authoritative document stating what the cross was made of and it is therefore hard to verify its origins. However, the Eastern Orthodox church teaches that the cross on which Jesus was crucified was made using three types of wood. This is according various accounts which claim that remnants of the cross consisting of cedar, pine and cypress parts were retrieved after the burial of Christ. This beliefs are largely constricted to catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches since other denominations do not accept the details as true or authentic.
The cross is an important symbol in Christianity since it signifies the sacrifice that Jesus made in order to save all of mankind. The death and resurrection of Jesus is commemorated each year two Christian holidays: Good Friday and Easter Monday. The cross is widely accepted as the main symbol of Christianity by almost all denominations. Jesus was killed through crucifixion, but is believed to have risen from the dead on the third day.Learn more about Christianity
The exact distance that Jesus carried the cross on his way to be crucified is unknown due to the changes that have taken place in Jerusalem since the first century. It is also unclear as to whether or not Christ actually carried the physical cross.Full Answer >
The Christian Bible does not specify the actual dimensions of Jesus' cross. The scriptures do give clues that allow an educated guess at the size and weight of the cross.Full Answer >
Jesus fell three times while carrying his cross to the place where he was crucified. The falls are marked as part of the Stations of the Cross, which many churches observe on Good Friday.Full Answer >
Evidence has been produced to validate the historicity of Jesus, but the veracity of that evidence has never been established with absolution. Much of the debate about the historical Jesus is centered on the lack of credible historical sources that reference Jesus.Full Answer >