Jesus and his Lungs

There is an AP article today concerning the possible cause of death of Jesus of Nazareth. (acutal title Jesus may have died of a blood clot in his lungs, Israeli doctor says By GAVIN RABINOWITZ, Associated Press, Published on: 06/09/05 )

The gist of this article is that Jesus may not have died from asphyxiation and blood loss, but instead from a pulmonary embolism. The article goes into more detail.

As the husband of an academic, I’m aware of the need to find things to publish, and as a card-carrying geek, I’m additionally aware of the occasional desire to investigate something odd, but in this case I have to ask, “Who really cares?” This was almost 2,000 years ago, and the historical evidence is sketchy at best, when it comes to medically significant details (and, of course, there are those who argue that there are no historical data at all, merely the Bible).

It just goes to show that there are some strange things people will argue about.

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