Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:28 PM
They were forged out of RR spikes!
Anyone else ever done any?
Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:33 PM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:43 PM
It is to be hung on a sturdy branch ,
a branch near the trunk,a branch that
will hold such a spike without being noticed by
well-wishers dropping by to admire one's
tinseled tree. The NAIL is known only to the
home that hangs it and understood by the
heart that knows its significance. It is hung with
the thought that the Christmas Tree foreshadows the
Christ-tree which only He could decorate for us,
ornamented with NAILS such as this.
wrap a piece of copper wire under the head then make a hook so it can hang from a tree.Makes a great gift for friends and family.
Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:57 PM
Ancient Resource: Ancient Roman "Crucifixion Spikes" For Sale
I do suppose the originals would have been wrought! Good point!
I bet those little "Christmas Nails" would sell like hotcakes at a Christmas show!
Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:29 PM
Edited by tetnum, 05 December 2009 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:52 PM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:56 PM
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams
Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:05 PM
I was looking at a site that had a nail that was still through what was left of a cross beam and it was clinched over on the back and had a washer on the front side apparently to keep the nail head from tearing through the flesh. I think it was on the Biblical Archaeology site some time ago. Not a nice way to go.
I was at Robb Gunter's this past fall and he said they have excavated 2 bodies with nails through BOTH ankles from the side of the ankle. And both nails had the wooden 'washer' made from olive wood. Robb is extremely knowledgable in Biblical iron work... He sited the same reason for the washers.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:00 PM
I like it and may have to steal that idea, and give it to my pastor for Christmas.
Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:43 PM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:32 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:47 AM
When the metal speaks to you, the learning has begun.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:17 AM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:22 AM
The nail was bent over and unable to be removed, so it was thought to be the reason why they found it like that upon excavation. I would imagine that there were several nails reused…gruesome business, but cool to have some artifacts to help us guess how it went down…
They went further to state that in this location of the heel where the nail passed through had no major blood vessels, but large clusters of nerves. Meaning the extended pain and suffering for the individual without undue blood loss.
…just like anything a lot of this is trying to see the full picture of the puzzle with several pieces missing. There are a whole lot of ideas out there on it, and I am sure even more ways of doing it, nail sizes, etc…
Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:45 AM
Makes you think what humans went through back in that time period. Thanks for showing us.
Yes I can't even begin to imagine a death like that! Also shows us the pure depravity of man too; to think that any group of people would use that as a standard method of execution! It's a lot like the tortures of the "Inquisition" and other groups throughout history! You read about the stuff that was used to torture and prolong the death of individuals, and you think "goodness gracious, how could someone do that to someone else, JUST because they think differently!" Something to think about anyway!
Back on subject!
Thanks for all the complements!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:36 PM
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:48 PM
Gruesome, and cruel most definitely.
This is less a "thanks for sharing" and more a "thanks for reminding" since this season is not about the commercialization of the world, black Friday or cyber Monday or N shopping days left till Christmas, only to be set to 365 come Christmas.
I'm not very religious either, but faith is very important. Thank you.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:00 PM
One of the historical things about it I read was that they were made square so that when the victim tried to raise himself to relieve pressure, the hands rotated on the square edges. Ouch!
Just something interesting!
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