angelweave
Comments: Passion Misses a Fact

I knew this too. I am always amazed that they seem to insist that it was the palm that the nail went thru. I wonder if the Bible was improperly translated in the first place and that's why we still have these pictures to this day.

Don't know if this was true or not, but I was also told at one time that all other crucifixions were done with rope not nails. In other words, criminals were tied to the crucifix.

Ah well, I don't plan on seeing the movie either - I have enough imagination without the visual.

Posted by Teresa at April 10, 2004 05:01 PM

You can also see the ropes on any image that has been nailed to the cross. If the arms are tied to the cross holding the body up then you could put the nails anywhere, including the palms because the weight of the body would be on the ropes not the hands.

Posted by sean at March 25, 2005 08:45 AM