Jesus and the Holocaust supplementary material for Session 5
The dying of the light

Mark Chapter 15: 33-38
Contemporary English Version Copyright 1999 American Bible Society


The Death of Jesus
(Matthew 27.45-56; Luke 23.44-49; John 19.28-30)

About noon the sky turned dark and stayed that way until around three o'clock.   Then about that time Jesus shouted, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?" 
Some of the people standing there heard Jesus and said, "He is calling for Elijah." One of them ran and grabbed a sponge. After he had soaked it in wine, he put it on a stick and held it up to Jesus. He said, "Let's wait and see if Elijah will come and take him down!"  Jesus shouted and then died. 
At once the curtain in the temple tore in two from top to bottom. 

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