Handing It Over

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"He handed over his spirit."

A short episode dealing with John 19:30. In this verse, John writes about Jesus' last breath on the cross. It is usually translated "Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." But John didn't exactly write it that way. Jesus didn't give up his spirit in the sense of a ceasing of existence. John writes that he "handed over the spirit," which gives more weight to Jesus' statements that he had to suffer before he entered into his glory on the third day.