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On 7/16/2013 2:02 AM, Felmon Davis wrote:

Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum

I just read today that according to one author, this was supposed to be a description of his 'crime', viz. insurrection against Roman authority.

anyway, off topic; my apologies.


The translation, of course, is, "Jesus the Nazarene King of the Jews" and if he was truly King of the Jews, it could be argued that this was insurrection against Roman authority, but Biblically, it would seem that this is what the Jews accused him of stating, since they complained to Pilate that the sign should read, "He _said_ he was King of the Jews." And Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written."

BTW, the first Latin Senatus PopulusQue Romanus had Populus misspelled. Sorry about that.


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