In Homeric and classical Greek, until the early 4th century BC, stauros meant an upright stake, pole, or piece of paling, “on which anything might be hung, or which might be used in impaling [fencing in] a piece of ground.”
In the literature of that time, it never means two pieces of timber placed across one another at any angle, but always one piece alone.
Let me just say I personally don’t care if Christ died on a wooden wall or wooden table. It wouldn’t make his sacrifice any less important me. But for most Christian they can’t accept facts like what’s shown above. When I say fact I mean hard factual proven unbiased information. This isn’t even debatable. If you look you will find this fact in Homeric and classical Greek. And most importantly this isn’t a Jehovah Witnesses thing like most will try and say. Just because they know this fact and can accept this for what it is doesn’t mean they made this up. They didn’t. It’s truly factual info that can be found by anyone unbaisely seeking truth. So why do we as Christian continue to push the idea of a cross as the instrument of Christ’s death? Even the Bible warns us not to make ANY symbol of worship in Deuteronomy 4:16. Yet we still do and will fight against anyone that shows them this info as they refuse to accept this. People have gone on so far as to really think that the Cross somehow protects them. They wear it as such and all they are doing is creating an idol symbol. We can thank tv and false teachings of the Catholic Church for this. To worship a cross symbol especially with zero evidence showing that it was actually used by Roman’s at that time, is as insane as worshipping a random bullet because your loved one stabbed. Why don’t people see this? An instrument used to kill is no more Christ than a knife is you if you were murdered by it. Stop people, think for one second on the simplicity of the truth and what you assume and what is reality. Christ is Christ, the instrument is what it says it is a Stake( a single piece of pole timber not crossed nor of two pieces which is what is needed to create a cross)used to curse and impale Yeshua. They don’t become the same item nor does his death make this thing a blessing to wear and held on to like it was him. It’s not, never was, never will it be..Christ our Savior.