After Jesus’ execution in the gospels, his followers were outraged that he would be executed in such a public place.
But in the last months of his life, after he died in a gunfight with the Romans, his disciples were relieved.
They assumed he’d be executed on a public execution spot.
But now, a new study is clarifying the reasons for his death.
In this week’s issue of Popular Mechanics, Dr. John McAdams and Dr. Richard Nix of the University of Alabama in Huntsville examined Jesus’ alleged death and concluded that it could have been a case of accidental shooting.
They also noted that the crucifixion was likely not a suicide, but was probably the result of a fight, or even a duel.
Here’s what we know about Jesus’ life, death, and burial:The Gospel of Mark describes his death as an accident.
The Gospel of Luke reports it as a shooting.
Matthew and Luke both mention Jesus’ death in a shootout.
The earliest Christian sources claim he was killed by a Roman soldier who wanted to be avenged for Jesus’ murder of a Jewish boy.
The last eyewitness to witness his death is a rabbi named Saul, who was shot in the back by a group of men who were trying to kill him.
In his final letter to Jesus, Saul’s brother-in-law described Jesus as a “righteous man.”
The Gospels’ account is inconsistent with modern scholars’ accounts of what happened in the event that Jesus’ crucifixion took place.
Jesus himself said that he was “going to be with his disciples.”
Jesus’ followers were angry that the Jewish ruler had been killed, and they assumed he was going to be executed.
The Gospel, like other contemporary accounts, doesn’t provide any clear evidence of Jesus’ actual death.
We have no reliable way of knowing whether he died while still alive or after his death, because the Gospel accounts differ so much in detail.
But Dr. McAdams believes that the Gospel of John, which contains a description of Jesus as “going up in heaven” on the eve of his crucifixion, is likely to be more reliable than the Gospels, since the two have a more common history.
“This may explain why the Gomorrah Massacre is so much less well known than other events in the history of Christianity,” he wrote.