. • Heb 12:2 . . Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who
for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at
the right hand of the throne of God.
• 1Pet 2:24 . . He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die
to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
FAQ: How is a tree a cross?
A: The Greek word translated "tree" basically refers to timber: wither standing
timber, or timber converted to lumber.
I doubt the Romans took the effort to mill lumber for crucifixions. They probably
logged the trees and hewed them into convenient rough hewn pieces; bark and all.
Nothing pretty; just functional. _