Also, I have read accounts that the nails went through both
the hands and the wrists. In other words, there was a specific technique used to anchor the upper limbs as simply putting a nail through just one place might not provide enough support.
The bottom line here is that no one knows the specific method used during crucifixions. Certain individuals on this thread are attempting to insinuate an evil connotation to stigmata where none exists. That stinks.
For the record:
A week later, the disciples were once more in the room, and this time Thomas was with them. Despite the locked doors, Jesus came and stood before them. "Peace be with you," he said; then, to Thomas: "Take your finger and examine my hands. Put your hand into my side. Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe!" (John 20:26-27)
Please see post #28.
Certain individuals on this thread are attempting to insinuate an evil connotation to stigmata where none exists. That stinks.
Are you refering to me?
posted on 06/16/2002 1:52:06 PM PDT
Loved your post(#28)! Right on target.I've also heard it said that for a stigmatist,any stigmatist to have the marks of Christ exactly where the Lord's were would be asking too much or something like that.
to Thomas: "Take your finger and examine my hands.
I believe I read somewhere that Aramaic doesn't have a separate word for wrist -- their word for hand includes both.
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