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Thursday, June 09, 2005

In the News

Yesterday, an Israli researcher challenged the popular claim that Jesus did not die of blood loss, but rather from a blood clot. (read here) Professor Benjamin Brenner wrote in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis that Jesus of Nazareth condition resembled pulmonary embolisms, which leads to sudden death, stems from immobilisation, multiple trauma, and dehydration. Professor Brenner even says that Jews from Jesus' region, northern Israel, may have been at a particular risk to suffer from this fatal blood clot.

In other news, medical science have made another startling discover concerning the death of another biblical character. Researchers have claimed that Lot's wife died from high blood pressure.