Did Jesus have a pulmonary embolus?

“An Israeli researcher has challenged the popular belief that Jesus died of blood loss on the cross, saying he probably succumbed to a sometimes fatal disorder now associated with long-haul air travel.

Professor Benjamin Brenner wrote in The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis that Jesus’Â’ death, traditionally believed to have occurred 3 to 6 hours after crucifixion began, was probably caused by a blood clot that reached his lungs.”

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  • tscd

    I wonder if someone with a pulmonary embolus would still be able to cry out in a loud voice just before death. Most people I’ve seen with a pulmonary embolus can barely manage a breathless whisper.

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard for me to get into a frame of mind that can understand the point of this opinion — is it supposed to matter in some kind of real world, metaphysical or theological way?

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