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Holman Bible Dictionary

Inscription

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Words or letters carved, engraved, or printed on a surface (Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; superscription, KJV). Pilate likely intended the inscription above the cross in a derogatory sense: “See the defeated King of the Jews.” According to John 19:21 , the Jewish leadership found the inscription offensive. The Gospel writers saw in Pilate's mockery the truth about Jesus who in His suffering and death fulfilled His messianic role.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Inscription'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/i/inscription.html. 1991.

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