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Why did it take such a short time for Jesus to die on the cross?

#1EDIFlCATIONPosted 3/28/2013 3:21:48 PM
So it took him six hours to die...

How come it's so short? I thought the average was a couple of days minimum?
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#2IwantedzeroPosted 3/28/2013 3:35:37 PM
He wasn't very healthy.
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#3roduPosted 3/28/2013 3:55:15 PM
didn't he get shanked with a spear too?
#4TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/28/2013 4:43:06 PM
Yeah and he was given 39 out of the 40 lashes that constituted a death sentence just earlier
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#5EDIFlCATION(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 4:43:11 PM
rodu posted...
didn't he get shanked with a spear too?

That was after he was dead wasn't it? To make sure he was dead.
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#6Moorish_IdolPosted 3/28/2013 4:45:08 PM
He was also repeatedly tortured for hours before the actual crucifixion.
#7JonWood007Posted 3/28/2013 5:02:31 PM
Well, considering they beat the everloving crap out of him and tortured him first, he didn't have much fight left in him. Remember, he needed help carrying the cross.
#8Burning_WolfXPosted 3/28/2013 5:48:54 PM
Extreme blood loss and exhaustion, mostly.
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#9LastManStandingPosted 3/28/2013 6:28:29 PM
The weight of the body pulling down causing collapse of the lungs, so as the body sank Christ had to raise Himself. There was no support for the feat at the crucifixes show
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#10Julian_CaesarPosted 3/28/2013 8:53:57 PM
Hypovolemic shock kills pretty quick.
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