Was Jesus crucified body buried – or just eaten by dogs?

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Was Jesus crucified body buried - or just eaten by dogs?
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This three minute video clip is made up of “left-overs” from The Real Jesus DVD that was recently released in December.

You can find ordering information at the link above.

I know that on the surface the title of this video clip title seems blasphemous, but that is what the post-modernists have recently hurled at Christian orthodoxy in a vain and stupid attempt to defeat the truth of the resurrection.

(And by “hurled,” I do mean “hurled.”)

Jesus Seminar scholar, John Dominic Crossan, who lives a few miles up the road from me in Clermont, Florida, thinks that Jesus’ body must have been eaten by dogs, despite having no evidence or documents to back this up.

On the basis of Crossan’s comments, I’ve heard self-proclaimed experts say that crucified bodies were never buried as the Gospel describes, despite having a corroborating passage in Josephus that tells how Jews often took crucified bodies off the cross for burial before the scavenger beasts came out at sundown.

J.P. Holding offers evidence to refute Crossan’s thesis.

And just for fun I asked:

We hear a lot of comments from Jesus Mythists about how there is no evidence of the crucifixion of Jesus in Roman records. What about these so-called “missing Roman records”?

The Jesus Mythists think that somehow the argument from silence applies here, even though there is not one existing “crucifixion record” from Judea during the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.

They don’t know how common an occurrence crucifixion was in the first century.

They also don’t know that Josephus’ description of crucifixion closely matches that of the Gospels in recounting what happened with Jesus’ body.

How many times does Josephus describe or record crucifixions in his *History of the Wars of the Jews? *

Depending on how you count, Josephus mentions or describes crucifixion 9 or 10 times.

Does any of this information corroborate the record of Jesus body being taken from the cross and buried?

Nay, they proceeded to that degree of impiety, as to cast away their dead bodies without burial, although the Jews used to take so much care of the burial of men, that they took down those that were condemned and crucified, and buried them before the going down of the sun (Josephus Wars 4.5).

Compare this with Gospel account about Joseph of Arimathea.

Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near (Luke 23:50-54).

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