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by Wayne Blank
Although either could be right without in any way affecting the fact that Jesus Christ was crucified, a little study of history reveals the facts. To save the time and repetitive work that would result if done individually each time, the Romans (see Ancient Empires - Rome) often had the very heavy and cumbersome upright post/stake already in place, and it was the cross-section that is described as being carried to the site with Jesus. Once there, our Savior was nailed to the horizontal beam which was then lifted up and fastened to the upright stake, thereby forming the cross - the symbol of our Savior's Sacrifice.
Types Of Crosses
There are 4 types of crosses that are known to have been used for crucifixions in the ancient world (apart from that used by, for example, the Assyrians, who impaled the victim on an upright post - something that we know did not happen to Jesus Christ):
Fact Finder: What did Jesus Christ figuratively say about the cross in each of our daily lives?