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176. The Place of the Skull – Mark 15:22

Throughout the Roman Empire, every city had its execution site, including Jerusalem, where it was known as Golgotha. In ancient times, death was kept away from city centers, as seen in the placement of tombs outside city walls. Similarly, execution sites were located beyond these walls, serving as gruesome propaganda tools for the Roman Empire to deter defiance. Crucifixion victims endured excruciating deaths near city entrances, with their suffering audible and their bodies left to scavengers. Golgotha, aptly named the “Place of the Skull,” bore witness to such horrors. Jesus’ crucifixion at this site is a reminder to reflect deeply on his message of salvation, especially in the face of unyielding skepticism.

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