Was the crucifixion without shedding of blood, in Paul?

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Giuseppe
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Was the crucifixion without shedding of blood, in Paul?

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:10 am

The Lamb in Revelation shed the his blood to purify visibly the Chosen People.

But the crucifixion was apparently without shedding of blood. I mean, also historically, the crucified people were left die, but unless there was the breaking of the legs by a spear, there was no shed blood. And without shed blood, no expiation by blood.

If the Cruxifixion was the invention only of Paul (the previous apostles believing only in the celestial Sacrifice of the Lamb) , then was the absence of shed blood an allegory of the salvation given only by faith ?

invisible blood (even if really shed also for Paul, by the death of Jesus) ----> invisible expiation

The killers couldn't see the blood shed by Jesus: they saw only a crucified man.

It is like if in the Gospels (apart the fourth) there is at work an embarrassment for the previous myth of the shedding of blood. Jesus dies rapidly so to be buried suddenly, without shedding of blood.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: Was the crucifixion without shedding of blood, in Paul?

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:20 am

I note that in Matthew the “Jews” want sincerely ''blood''. We are secured that there was irony, here, the blood being expiatory on the same Jews, etc.


But what if I see that there was not shedding of blood at all? The hopes of the ''Jews'' are frustrated even in Matthew.

So there is rivalry against a previous theology that required a lot of blood, blood, blood, blood :thumbdown:

And that theology could only be at work in texts as Revelation.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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