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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 6, The Dogs Beneath the Cross Summary

John Dominic Crossan
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Part 6, The Dogs Beneath the Cross Summary and Analysis

The quote introducing this section comments on the frequency of crucifixion in the ancient world and on the complete humiliation and destruction, both physical and moral, of the individual associated with it.

The author documents the historical prevalence of crucifixion as an ultimate form of punishment, the details of what crucifixion physically involved, and its socio-political implications, commenting specifically on the birds and wild dogs who feasted on the remains of those who died on the cross.

Here the author presents evidence that two of the most important pre-crucifixion events in the Biblical Crucifixion narrative were both New Testament interpretations of Jesus' life shaped by deliberate attempts to echo Old Testament prophecies. He also suggests, however, that a third event did take place, the result of a spilling over of Jesus' angry determination to break...

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