Ancient Spearheads pilum hold a specific place in many collectors’ galleries due not only on remarkable size and often well-preserved nature, but also due to their importance in the pages of the Gospels of Jesus. Read More...
When looking at the Crucifixion narrative of Jesus, we find that upon the day of the Crucifixion of Jesus, as it was approaching evening, it was ordered that the corpses be taken off of the Crosses.
Although the two men next to Jesus were still alive and needed to have their legs broken in order to hasten their expiration, when the soldiers saw Jesus, they noted that He was already dead.
In Order to make sure, John 19:34 tells us that the soldiers pierced His side with their spear, confirming that He truly was dead. The mark which was created by the spear head would be later used by Jesus in conversation with His disciple Thomas, whom he encouraged to put his hand in, to prove that He truly was risen.