Do you read the New Testament as historical fact? Or rhetorical tract?
What reasons could the composers of these narratives have had for adding
the detail of pierced hands/wrists for the Jesus character? What effects
were they seeking?
On Tue, 26 Jul 1994 CWALKER@apollo.roundlake.baxter.com wrote:
> I'd like to add my $0.02 to this discusson. There is one detail that I have
> yet to figure out: The wounds on His hands.
> If Jesus was crucified on a stake, how could his hands (wrists) been
> pierced? To me, this detail seems to eliminate the idea of just a stake.
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