This post serves as an index to upcoming posts refuting the argument put forth by Muslim apologist Ahmed Deedat in Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction that Jesus was not killed by crucifixion. Links will be added to this page as new posts are added to this blog.
The posts in this series are meant to show that Deedat’s conclusion is based on false premises and faulty reasoning. They are not intended to provide a full-blown argument that Jesus was killed by crucifixion or a detailed commentary on the biblical passages cited by Deedat because (1) Jesus’ death by crucifixion is the consensus view among historians, Christian or otherwise, and (2) historical arguments and commentaries deserve their own pages.
Here are the links to posts in this series:
Chapter 18: None So Blind – This is just a summary of his previous arguments. It is strange that at the start of this chapter he concludes that Jesus was neither crucified nor killed, yet throughout the book he has accepted that Jesus was crucified just not killed. His quotation from the Quran 4:157 in the first chapter also states that Jesus was neither crucified nor killed. Thus, it appears that Deedat’s hypothesis is incompatible with the Quran and the Bible.
Chapter 19: Crucified or Cruciplayed? – In this chapter he proposes using the word “crucifiction” when a person is crucified but not killed. It contains no argument that Jesus did not die.