Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday – Jerusalem During the Passion?

by Steve Ray on April 18, 2019

Steve Ray describes the events in Jerusalem surrounding Christ’s Passion.

Screen Shot 2019-04-18 at 4.50.37 PMPeople asked 1) How long was Jesus on the Cross? 2)  How long was Jesus in the Tomb? and 3) Was Jesus clothed or naked during the crucifixion? I have written about all three of those topics HERE.

Questions Covered:

  • What was Jerusalem like during the Passion?
  • What was the population of Jerusalem?
  • Who were the enemies of Jesus?
  • What was the political mood?
  • 13:29 – How long was Jesus on the cross for?
  • 18:23 – Do we know where Jesus carried the cross or how far?
  • 23:01 – How likely is it that our Lord was crucified completely naked?
  • 30:01 – I just came back from the Holy Land. Is there a chance that the Temple could have been where the dome of the rock is today?
  • 34:56 – What is the official ruling on Jesus death and the timing of his resurrection? Did he rise after three days or did he rise on the third day?
  • 42:27 – It doesn’t seem like there would have been enough accommodations for that many people in the city. How was the number of 180,000 people reached?
  • 45:57 – The Passion movie shows damage being done to the temple when Jesus died. Is there evidence for this?
  • 47:44 – Was the Seder meal instituted before or after Jesus?
  • 50:13 – In the Passion that Mel Gibson directed, he portrays Satan as lurking around. Did Satan know that Jesus was going to die for our sins or was he unaware?

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