ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 12, 2016 – REPOSTED TODAY TO REMIND US OF WHAT OUR SAVIOR SUFFERED FOR US.
39 lashes was the limit. More than that would have undoubtedly caused death. The object of lashing was to inflict severe pain and humiliation. It was part of the ritual of crucifixion – a means to cause the criminal harm and set him up for the mockery from an angry crowd that would follow him to the cross outside the city. In Jesus’ case, He was beaten to a bloody mass of flesh – well beyond 39 lashes.
The Roman scourge was a short whip consisting of several individual leather thongs, filled with small iron balls and shards of glass or bone. The iron balls would cause deep bruising and the glass and bone would cut the skin and underlying tissue. As the beating continued, the flesh weakened and the scourge cut through muscle…
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