Death of Christ
Death of Jesus • Offering of Christ • The Death of Christ
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Christ, Death of
CHRIST, DEATH OF. The death of Jesus of Nazareth by crucifixion is generally accepted as historical fact. The circumstances of his execution admit a variety of questions of a historical character, and the centrality of the event in early Christian belief and practice necessitates theological reflection.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Death of Jesus
Death of jesusThe crucifixion of Jesus under Pontius Pilate* is among the most historically certain and theologically pregnant events of Jesus’ life.1. Crucifixion in the Ancient World2. The Crucifixion of Jesus3. Why Was Jesus Crucified?4. The Death of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew5. The Death
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Death of Christ
Death of christThe death of Christ, often mentioned in tandem with his resurrection, occupies the central position in Paul’s representation of the gospel. Paul is aware of, employs and develops its redemptive significance through creedal formulae and hymnic traditions; he probably has some familiarity
Catholic Bible Dictionary
D. Passion and Death
D. Passion and DeathOver the course of his public ministry, and especially during his last days in Jerusalem, Jesus encountered opposition from various groups (Matt 21:45–46). This opposition ultimately led to his being executed as a common criminal by means of crucifixion. After Peter’s profession
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Death of Christ
Death of ChristThe writings of the NT interpret the death of Christ fundamentally in sacrificial terms as a vicarious atonement that secures the forgiveness of sins. That is not to say that this understanding of the cross or the death of Christ itself always receives emphasis, although it frequently
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Christ, Death Of
Christ, Death of. The death of Christ is the necessary prerequisite to his resurrection (see Resurrection, Evidence for), which is the crowning proof of Jesus’ claim to be God (see Apologetics, Argument of). Further, Islam, one of the chief opponents of Christianity, denies that Jesus died on the cross
Christ’s Death, Moral Objections to
Christ’s Death, Moral Objections to. Many critics of Christianity, including Muslim and Liberal scholars, reject the doctrine of salvation through the cross on moral grounds. One reason Muslims give is that, according to Islam, the major prophets in history have always been victorious against their enemies.
Christ’s Death, Substitution Legend
Christ’s Death, Substitution Legend. The death and resurrection of Christ are absolutely crucial to the truth of historic Christianity (1 Cor. 15:1–4). Indeed, orthodox Christianity stands or falls on whether Christ rose bodily from the dead (Rom. 10:9; 1 Cor. 15:12–19). But if Christ did not die, then
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Death of God Theology
Death of God TheologyA theory, or rather a series of theories, that gained widespread notoriety in the 1960’s. It has been well-named Christian Atheism. It is a repudiation of the Biblical representation of the transcendence* of God.
Soft Radicals
Soft RadicalsSome Death of God proponents, sometimes called “soft radicals,” proceed from a neo-orthodox* Barthian position and put quotation marks around the word death. Gabriel Vahanian for example, wrote, “This does not mean, obviously, that God himself no longer is, but that, regardless of whether
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Death of Christ
death of Christ. The NT writers had an absorbing interest in the death of Christ. This interest is principally interpretive; they were more concerned with the meaning of the event than with the circumstances that made up the event. Yet it is entirely misleading to suggest, as some moderns have done,
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Death of Jesus
DEATH OF JESUSThat Jesus was executed under *Pontius Pilate is a firm fact of history. But the Gospels see in this fact the accomplishment of the plan of God for the redemption of his people and the world. As we seek to understand Jesus’ death in the Gospels, we must remember that, as ancient historical
Key passages
Mt 27:45–54

Now from the sixth hour, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) And some of those who were standing …

Mk 15:33–39

And when the sixth hour came, darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) And some of the bystanders, …

Lk 23:44–48

And by this time it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour because the light of the sun failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn apart down the middle. And Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into …

Jn 19:28–30

After this, Jesus, knowing that now at last everything was completed, in order that the scripture would be fulfilled, said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it to …