These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “None of his bones shall be broken.”
How did the author of the Gospel of John know that none of Jesus’ bones were broken during his beatings and his crucifixion? Did he perform an autopsy? Did he do X-rays of Jesus’ allegedly resurrected body? And while we are asking questions, why didn’t the authors of Mark, Matthew, or Luke mention the fact that the Jews asked Pilate to break the legs of Jesus and the two thieves; that the soldiers did break the legs of the two thieves, but when they came to Jesus, he was already dead?
This important detail did not fit their “themes“???
And what was the purpose of piercing Jesus’ side with a spear? If they wanted to make sure that Jesus was dead, they should have obeyed Pilate’s original order and have broken his legs! If Pilate ordered all the men’s legs broken, would Roman soldiers really have disobeyed his order and decide, on their own, to hasten Jesus’ death with a different method: a stab in the side with a spear???
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