John Bengel Commentary - Mark 15:44 - 15:44

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 15:44 - 15:44

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Mar 15:44. Ἐθαύμασεν, marvelled) In fact, it was not the mere cross that deprived Jesus of life. [Those crucified sometimes used to protract life for a considerably longer time. Pilate had permitted the breaking of the legs; but the fact, that Jesus had died before the breaking of the legs (of the other two), came to Pilate’s knowledge through Joseph, and not until then.-V. g.]-πάλαι) Eustathius has showed that this word is used of even a rather short interval of time.