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BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (OLIVES FOR THE POOR)

God’s concern for the poor is also demonstrated in this law (see notes on Deuteronomy 24:10-11 and Deuteronomy 24:12-13).

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EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES (FLOG,WHIP,SCOURAGE PT2)

The Romans appear to have at least two types of whips for flogging. The more serious of the two, the flagellum, consisted of a handle with leather straps attached to it. Knots were tied into the straps with bone or sharp metal bits tied onto them. This was the device used prior to crucifixion to brutalize those condemned so severely that they would be incapable of effective resistance. There was no limit to the number of blows that could be struck, and the beating often continued until the flesh hung down in bloody strips.

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BIBLE CUSTOMS & CURIOSITIES (MARKS OF PERSECUTION)

In Paul’s time, slaves were branded with distinctive marks to show that they belonged to their masters, much as cattle are branded in modern times (Psa 40:6). Paul declared that his body bore marks from the persecution he had endured in Christ’s service. These showed the he belonged to the Lord Jesus.

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A DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION

beating-of-your-lifeTHE BEATING

  • Victim is stripped and tied to a pole.
  • Shards of metal and bone are laced into the leather whip.
  • Romans aren’t limited to 40 strokes, as are the Jews.
  • Pain and blood loss set stage for shock.

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