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  • Scholars: Crucifixion Portrayal Inaccurate

    02/19/2004 3:40:35 PM PST · by missyme · 213 replies · 308+ views
    AP News ^ | Feb 19th,2004 | PETER ENAV
    "Critics Never Stop" JERUSALEM (AP) - The dearth of information about Jesus' crucifixion makes it impossible to describe the event in accurate detail, as Mel Gibson attempts to do in his new film, "The Passion of Christ," Bible scholars and anthropologists say. The crucifixion is the centerpiece of the movie, set to open in U.S. theaters Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday on the Roman Catholic calendar. People who have seen the movie say it adopts standard Christian imagery in excruciating detail: Jesus being pinioned to a Latin cross - a T-shaped device with a short upper extension - with one nail...