Black Spirituality Religion : Hanging Criminals and Enemies

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  1. UBNaturally

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    "Hanging Tree", Goliad Courthouse, Texas


    “The Hanging Tree” is written from the perspective of a man accused of murder and hung as punishment.

    Newer Testaments

    Act 5:30
    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

    Act 10:39
    And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree

    • Words from Simon (Peter) in Acts

    Mar 15:46
    And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

    Older Testaments

    Jos 8:28
    And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation unto this day.

    Jos 8:29
    And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.


    Jos 10:23
    And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.

    Jos 10:24
    And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.

    Jos 10:25
    And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.

    Jos 10:26
    And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.

    Jos 10:27
    And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.

    • Joshua, the servant of Moses that was later "charged" with taking the Children of "Yisrael" into the "promised lands".

    Est 2:21
    In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

    Est 2:22
    And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name.

    Est 2:23
    And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

    Looking at these alternative excerpts from the writings, one from the older testaments, another from the newer testaments... how do we conclude what "hanged on a tree" is a reference to and how it was used?