In your opinion was Jesus impaled upon a straight Pole or a cross?

Please answer why you think that your answer is correct


How can you be impaled on a cross?

Chi girl: Fact

Fact: Jesus died on a cross. He was definitely NOT impaled on anything. You obviously don't know the definition of the word.

Kathy Smith



He was impaled on a Romans wood

Dennis Sagt

I think everyone agrees that Jesus wasn't impaled. I think He was hung on a cross. I also think it doesn't matter.


I am not an expert on Roman methods of execution, nor am I willing to take the word of JW bosses. They obsess over such details as a means of stopping their own people from thinking for themselves. Impaling implies that a stake was driven through Him. That clearly is not what happened.


neither. the jesus story is fiction therefor it did not happen

Questionable Sanity

likely a cross, but not necessarily one shaped like what we are used to seeing. Also the Romans never drove the nail through the hands, always through the wrists.


Each one's personal opinion doesn't count for anything. What does the Bible indicate in the original languages? In classical Greek the word (stau·rosʹ) rendered “cross” in the KJV primarily denotes an upright stake, or pole, and there is no evidence that the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures used it to designate a stake with a crossbeam. The KJV is not consistant in rendering stau·rosʹ as cross. Examples: Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. The book The Non-Christian Cross, by John Denham Parsons, states: “There is not a single sentence in any of the numerous writings forming the New Testament, which, in the original Greek, bears even indirect evidence to the effect that the stauros used in the case of Jesus was other than an ordinary stauros; much less to the effect that it consisted, not of one piece of timber, but of two pieces nailed together in the form of a cross. . . . it is not a little misleading upon the part of our teachers to translate the word stauros as ‘cross’ when rendering the Greek documents of the Church into our native tongue, and to support that action by putting ‘cross’ in our lexicons as the meaning of stauros without carefully explaining that that was at any rate not the primary meaning of the word in the days of the Apostles, did not become its primary signification till long afterwards, and became so then, if at all, only because, despite the absence of corroborative evidence, it was for some reason or other assumed that the particular stauros upon which Jesus was executed had that particular shape.”​—London, 1896, pp. 23, 24. At the time Jehovah God gave his law to the Israelites, they obligated themselves to abide by its terms. (Ex 24:3) However, as descendants of sinner Adam, they were unable to do so perfectly. For this reason they came under the curse of the Law. To remove this special curse from them, Jesus had to be hanged on a stake like an accursed criminal. Concerning this the apostle Paul wrote: “All those who depend upon works of law are under a curse; for it is written: ‘Cursed is every one that does not continue in all the things written in the scroll of the Law in order to do them.’ . . . Christ by purchase released us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because it is written: ‘Accursed is every man hanged upon a stake.’”​—Galatians 3:10-13.


I'm going to say a cross shaped object because the oldest known painting of Jesus depict him upon a cross shaped object.


The Bible days he had to carry his own cross bar to the mount, so a cross. That's how the cross came to be a symbol of Christianity.


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No Chance Without Jesus

The word Cross appears 41 times in the new Testament Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God

David at Your Service

The best evidence we have was that he was nailed onto a t-shaped cross, although the Greek word "stauros" (translated as "cross" in the NT) does allow for one being nailed onto a pole/stake. The first apparent reference to Jesus' being nailed onto a t-shaped cross comes from the Alexamenos graffito, where it appears someone is mocking Jesus' crucifixion, and drew it as a t-shaped cross.