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To day in sacrament a member gave a talk about the atonement and said Jesus was whiped 39 times.

I know the jews had a law where you could be whiped this many times and Paul said he got whiped 5 diffrent times.

my question is since Jesus was whiped by the Romans do you think they would follow jewish law or do what ever they felt like.

I think the latter.

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since Jesus was whiped by the Romans do you think they would follow jewish law or do what ever they felt like.
Jesus was scourged; this was an ignominious cruel punishment, especially as is was inflicted by the Romans, who were not under the moderation of the Jewish law, which forbade scourgings, above forty stripes; this punishment was most unreasonably inflicted on one that was sentenced to die: the rods were not to introduce the axes, but to supersede them. Thus the scripture was fulfilled, The ploughers ploughed upon my back (Psa_129:3), I gave my back to the smiters (Isa_50:6), and, By his stripes we are healed, Isa_53:5. He was chastised with whips, that we might not be for ever chastised with scorpions.
And when he had scourged Jesus; which was done some time before his examination, trial, and condemnation were over, though mentioned here, as appears from Joh_19:1, and was done by Pilate, in order to move the pity and compassion of the Jews; hoping they would have been satisfied with it, and not have resisted upon his death: and he indeed moved it to them, that he might chastise him and let him go, Luk_23:22, but nothing would do but crucifixion. Whether the previous scourging sufficed, or whether he was not scourged again upon his condemnation, is not certain: if he was scourged twice, John may be thought to relate the one, and Matthew the other; for certain it is, that it was usual with the Romans to scourge either with rods or whips, just before crucifixion: our Lord was scourged with whips, as the word here used shows. Persons of birth and blood, and freemen of Rome, were beaten with rods; but such as were servants, which form Christ had taken, were scourged with whips; to which, sometimes were fastened, the hip bones of beasts; so that this kind of whipping, was very severe and cruel. The Jews themselves own this scourging of Jesus, only they ascribe it to the elders of Jerusalem, and relate it thus:

"the elders of Jerusalem took Jesus, and brought him to the city, and bound him to a marble pillar in the city, ?????? ??????, "and smote him with whips", or "whipped him"; and said unto him, where are all thy miracles which thou hast done?'

Hereby the prophecy in Isa_1:6, and our Lord's prediction in Mat_20:19, had their accomplishment. This scourging of Christ, was an emblem of the scourges and strokes of divine justice, which he endured in his soul, as the surety of his people; being smitten of God by the sword of justice, as he stood in their place and stead, and stricken for their transgressions; and may furnish out several instructions: as that it is no wonder, if any of the followers of Christ have, do, or shall, meet with such like treatment from men; and that it becomes them to bear patiently the scourges of their heavenly Father, since these are in love; and that they need not fear being trodden down, or carried away by the overflowing scourge of God's wrath, since Christ has endured this in their room.

Scourged Jesus - This is allowed to have been a very severe punishment of itself among the Romans, the flesh being generally cut by the whips used for this purpose: so the poet: -

- Horribili Sectere flagello.

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I do not know the answer to your question, but these scholars' opinions may be helpful.


I think your answer is very good.

the number of times is unknown.

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I think your answer is very good.

the number of times is unknown.

I agree there is no record of how many times he was whipped, but even if it was only 1 lash the cat-o-nine tails was still a devastating punishment.

I think you can all agree that your worse day ever would be the day you see this coming at you:


Now imagine the one that had hooks attached to them where the knots are at like romans were know to do.

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