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June 9, 2005
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Jesus probably died of a blood clot in his lungs after being crucified, an Israeli researcher said. Writing in The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Benjamin Brenner of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa said that the New Testament account of Jesus’ death suggests he succumbed to a pulmonary embolism. The theory runs counter to traditional views that Jesus bled to death after having been scourged, nailed to the cross and speared in the ribs.

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