“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-09-20 22:36:22:
I feel you're correct in your understanding of the Cross. The Acts 5:30 use of 'tree' would most likely be alluding to the Cross as shaped from the 'wood' of the trees. Of course, the shape of Jesus' Cross cannot be known as it's not revealed to us, but given the many forms of 'Cross executions' by the Romans, the Crux Commissa (or, the T shape) was the likely one which typified the way our Lord was crucified & allowed for the placement of the sign above his Head.
Dan Favata's comment on 2020-09-20 16:10:16:
I was raised Catholic and always believed it was a cross that Jesus was hung on! It makes more sense because on his walk to the place where he died he had to bear the weight of the cross, he wasnt bearing a tree!!! The saying " it is my cross to bear" says alot !!!!!!!! and besides every movie Ive ever saw concerning his life and death always made reference and showed a Cross not a tree!!!!!!!!
aliea's comment on 2015-05-27 16:39:26:
The cross was the tree. It was made of wood he was hung from it but not in a noose he was nailed to it and hung from the nails.
Dave King's comment on 2015-03-03 09:53:14:
I suggest: Jesus was hung upon a tree, as the Old Testament of our Lord declared, and it was the Tree of Life, manifested out of wood, declaring our vertical horizon relationships with His church family and of His life in the world, brought together at the Cross through the sacrifice of Jesus in our place, though we are undeserving. And from this fruit, our Father made good His promise from ill, Genesis 50:20 , and the Son was resurrected returned to the Father, thus enabling the Holy Spirit to pour out Life, from seed to seed, redemption restoration, everlasting.
Steph's comment on 2015-01-23 22:07:57:
My DAD HAD A PICTURE OF A TREE AND HE TOLD ME YEARS AGO THAT JESUS DIED ON A TREE. BUT I JUST COULD NIT COMPREHEND.
Ferdz's comment on 2014-08-06 22:49:24:
bible are compilation of different books written by different authors at differents time. acts 5 30 is literal meaning tree, its only which gospel you believe
sophie's comment on 2014-03-06 21:40:32:
I think it was a tree everything jesus talk about he talk about tree and peter said they hung on tree he was watching
napps's comment on 2013-12-02 20:35:46:
Theres a bigger issue, I think. People wear the cross around their necks. Its a symbol, and a reminder of death. Some people kiss it during a certain event, and mumble a few thoughts. Some re religions and cults kiss the head of a snake, or bull. The cross to many people is supposed to represent some form of Jesus and his death. The Vatican has pushes the cross scene for over a thousand years (Popes), Their reason is not biblical, just old pagan. The cross is a false idol, no question. We have no idea of the items of archaeology they have been buying from finders of artifacts related to the era of Jesus, through the back door unfortunately. They can mot risk showing them to the public at this time. It would probably destroy the roman catholic religion. But, Jesus will take care of that issue when he returns in the clouds (not as a human). Unfortunately I probably wont be their to see him!
Cornelius's comment on 2013-10-14 12:49:06:
It can be said that it was a tree cos the wood of the cross was from tree
rita's comment on 2013-03-11 10:35:26:
I think Jesus was nailed to a tree, not a cross, and he was nail in his wrist to support his body.
Annette's comment on 2012-07-16 06:37:06:
Yes. But why say tree though. Its a different word than saying a cross. He would of stated this as he was with him from the beginning. As jesus said with men it is impossible, but with god it is possible.
madeleine's comment on 2011-09-08 06:40:10:
mark's comment on 2011-05-23 13:17:58:
what do I think about acts 5:30 Is the same as I think about,acts 13:29 / acts 10:39/esther 2:23/ deut 21:23/Galations 3:13/1 peter 2:24/deut 21:22/Genesis 40:19.they all say tree
Nikki's comment on 2011-04-04 05:05:56:
Stephania, do you mind me asking are you a christian and if so of what denomination?
Stephania's comment on 2011-02-23 18:33:40:
WHAT I THINK ABOUT ACT 5:30, THE TREE IS REFERED TO A TOTURE STAKE. AS Acts 2:23, Acts 10:39 and galation 3:13 also shows that the tree was a stake. And the stake was like a stick pointing straight up(l) so Jesus died on a tree not a cross. Even if he did die on a cross as Exodus 20:4,5 and Jeremiah 10:3-5 shows that it is a commitment of idolatry if we crave any image of heaven like or Earth like creatures as a protection or anything that stands for God. And 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 shows that anybody who commit idolatry will be no part of God's kingdom.
Trent's comment on 2010-11-18 16:18:34:
Hi tiko, good question.
When people were crucified in those days, they nailed or roped 1 board horizontally to a tree which forms a cross (like an X) to the tree which is vertical. So, it is correct that it was a tree, and jesus carried the 1 horizontal board on his back and to his hands. Jesus didn't carry the entire thing with a post you dig and place in the ground, despite movies and media, but it was cumbersome as it was and torturous to carry after being beaten. Movies, media, and churches also portray the cross as neatly crafted with modern power saws, evenly cut pieces, perfectly aligned, but that's not reality. Just like Jesus wasn't purely white or black, and we don't know if he had a beard and long hair or not, or how tall or short or big he was. It's interesting how people tend to make up stuff.
tIko's comment on 2010-11-18 13:06:18:
the word Tree in the end, doesn't it mean that he was crucified on a tree and not on a cross? why is he word Tree changed into Cross???can i have the answer...