Skip to main content Accessibility help
  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

3 - The God of Golgotha


Jesus, while hanging on the cross, cried out to the God of the Bible, quoting the beginning of the 22nd Psalm, asking why he had been forsaken. The word God in that quotation of course did not refer to Jesus who was reciting the psalm. It referred to Yahweh, and interestingly this is the only time in our earliest Gospel, Mark (followed closely by Matthew), that Jesus called God something as formal or generic as Eloi, or as Matthew has it, Eli.