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Word: Crucifixion (Eloi, Eloi)


One of the last things Jesus says before he dies was "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which translates to "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" There are a lot of things in the Bible that confuse me and this phrase is one of them. Jesus, aren't you supposed to be pretty tight with God? What's up?

Where does my help come from? Not Psalms.

After several exhausting minutes of research on this week's passage, I found out that Jesus was actually quoting Psalms 22 which says:

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

Thank you very little, Psalms. I think you actually made it more confusing. I understand how I could feel forsaken by God, but Jesus? He is God, right? So it's like he's somehow forsaken himself?

Theonerds, Activate!

All right, theonerds. I'm gonna need some help on this one. Can any of you explain what the deal is with this passage? If so, please drop a comment!