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Crucifixion, by Martin Hengel (ch. 4, “Crucifixion as a ‘Barbaric’ Form of Execution of the Utmost Cruelty”)
Chapter four of Hengel’s book focuses mostly on the cruelty involved in crucifixion and its associations with the ‘barbaric’. (NB: this post probably will not be enjoyable reading…