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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Scourging

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1: μάστιξ

(Strong's #3148 — Noun Feminine — mastix — mas'-tix )

"a whip, scourge," is used (a) with the meaning "scourging," in Acts 22:24 , of the Roman method (see above, B, No. 1, Note); (b) in Hebrews 11:36 , of the "sufferings" of saints in the OT times. Among the Hebrews the usual mode, legal and domestic, was that of beating with a rod (see 2 Corinthians 11:25 ); (c) metaphorically, of "disease" or "suffering:" see PLAGUE , No. 1.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Scourging'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/scourging.html. 1940.

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