Crown of thorns

"Our Lord was crowned with a, in mockery by the Romans (Matt." 27:29). The object of Pilate's guard in doing this was probably "to insult, and not specially to inflict pain. There is nothing" "to show that the shrub thus used was, as has been supposed, the" "spina Christi, which could have been easily woven into a wreath." "It was probably the thorny nabk, which grew abundantly round" "about Jerusalem, and whose flexible, pliant, and round branches" could easily be platted into the form of a crown. (See "[136]THORN, 3.)"

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