Yes even Pilate was amazed at how quick Jesus had “died”. Mark 15:44
And it was awfully convenient that he is said to have “died” just before he was about to have his legs broken.
The Apostle John said that the two crucified alongside Jesus were still alive six hours after they were crucified so “the soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other” to make sure they would die before the Sabbath. John 19:31-34.
Could the disciples simply have been wrong or mores the case duped into believing Jesus Was dead? They had got it wrong on another occasion when they were convinced Paul was dead but wasn’t. Acts 14
And there's not a mention of any of them being present at the crucifixion so how would they know either way.
Why then,did Jesus die so quickly on the cross?
Why did they spear his side if he was dead?
Did Jesus even predict that he would be dead for three days?
Christens like to latch onto what is written in Matthew 12:40 as some kind of “sign” or clue not to mention “proof” given to the Elders as to what lay ahead for him. But they should read that closely, because it mentions nothing about death at all.
Jesus – so say the gospels- was offered a drink of vinegar/wine on a sponge when he seemed to complain of thirst.Why he should then suddenly die after sucking on, or even sniffing this sponge and after saying few words, words which are also in contention? The thing about the vinegar soaked sponge is that if anything, it would have had completely the opposite effect on the human body. It was used on slave galleys as a temporary stimulant to revive flagging rowers, it had the same effect as smelling salts.
So again it appears just like all of these others gospels, it leaves gaping big holes in the commentary and we are left with yet another half story.