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Holman Bible Dictionary
The crown made by the Roman soldiers to mock Jesus, the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:29
; Mark 15:18
; John 19:3
; not mentioned in Luke). The identification of the plant used to plait this crown is unknown. Jesus used the imagery of “thorns” in his teaching in a negative sense (Matthew 7:16
; Mark 4:7
; see Hebrews 6:8
). See Plants in the Bible.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Crown of Thorns'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/crown-of-thorns.html. 1991.