Program Title: Crucifixion
Telecast date: Friday, 22 April 2011
Telecast Time: 9pm
Channel: Astro, Channel 555
Crucification is one of the cruelest, most demeaning and excruciating ways to die. Since the Romans chose this as their method to execute Jesus Christ, most people wrongly associate crucifixion as a strictly sacred or religious symbol. In fact crucifixions didn’t start with the Romans. About 500 years earlier, the first documented account of crucifixion occurred when the Persian King Darius crucified 3,000 political opponents in Babylon. In 332 B.C. Alexander the Great ordered 2,000 survivors crucified after the siege of Tyre. During the rule of Caligula, Jews were even crucified in the local amphitheater to entertain the citizens of Alexandria. Crucifixion has traveled across history, empires, cultures…and is even still in use today.
This program is available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles.