Kasper wrote: Quite clearly He did not sweat blood, but his sweat was like blood. I have no idea what that means....
I always wonder why people put so much emphasis on this bit of the story anway.
I'm not sure what you mean when you say that people so much emphasis on this bit of the story.
I have not noticed an excessive amount of attention being paid to this.
I mean, it clearly says that Jezus was alone at the time; the story was written a couple decades after the event; there is no way that we can actually know what happened, what he said or what his sweat was like.
My take on this is simple (maybe you'll call it simplistic.)
We know what happened because we can read about it.
We know what he said because we can read what he said.
In order to know what his sweat was like we have to interpret what we read, so there is room for differing interpretations here.
I understand it to mean that he did not have just sweat beads on his forehead but big drops of sweat falling to the ground; drip drip drip drip.
That certainly shows the agony he was in. I think that that is the reason why we have been given this information about how severly he was sweating.
Does that make sense?