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Crown of Thorns

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The crown made by the Roman soldiers to mock Jesus, the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:29 ; Mark 15:18 ; John 19:3 ; not mentioned in Luke). The identification of the plant used to plait this crown is unknown. Jesus used the imagery of “thorns” in his teaching in a negative sense (Matthew 7:16 ; Mark 4:7 ,Mark 4:7,4:18 ; see Hebrews 6:8 ). See Plants in the Bible.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Crown of Thorns'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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