Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Bible software for Believing Study: SwordSearcher

• Help change the hearts of people one book at a time! Click to find out how!

• Biblical Hebrew study & learning software:

• Looking for that lost cantata? Let US find it!

  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL



Holman Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

    Printer friendly version
Additional Resources
• King James Dictionary
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Scourge, Scourging
Greek - scourge, scourged
Greek - scourge
Greek - scourge, scourged, scourges
Greek - to scourge, scourge
Hebrew - scourge
Hebrew - scourge

(sscuhuhrge) A severe form of corporal punishment involving whipping and beating, usually was done with the victim tied to a post or bench and administered by a servant of the synagogue (if for religious reasons), or by a slave or soldier. John 19:1 uses this word for the beating given Jesus before His crucifixion. Matthew and Mark use a word meaning “flog” (a lesser punishment), while Luke says that Pilate offered to have Jesus “chastise[d]” (Luke 23:16), which was a still lighter punishment. The number of blows was set in Deuteronomy 25:3 at forty, but later reduced to thirty-nine. There were to be thirteen stokes on the chest and twenty-six on the back. Often the victim died from the beating.

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

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'SCOURGE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020,