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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Crown of Thorns,

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(Matthew 27:29 ) Our Lord was crowned with thorns in mockery by the Roman soldiers. Obviously some small flexile thorny shrub is meant perhaps Capparis spinosa. "Hasselquist, a Swedish naturalist, supposes a very common plant naba or nubka of the Arabs, with many small and sharp sines; soft, round and pliant branches; leaves much resembling ivy, of a very deep green, as if in designed mockery of a victor's wreath." --Alford.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Crown of Thorns,'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/c/crown-of-thorns.html. 1901.

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