Saturday, December 15, 2018

The archaeology of scourging?

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: What Do We Know about the Scourging of Jesus? (Andrea Nicolotti). I'm surprised to see this one published now, instead of in the Easter season.

The short answer to the headline's question is that we know very little about scourging in the first century. But that hasn't stopped people from trying to answer the question. This essay surveys their efforts. Not surprisingly, the Shroud of Turin comes up.

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