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King of the Jews
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A title mockingly applied to Jesus (Mark 15:18). Pilate posted this title (in Aramaic, Greek, and Latin) as an official notice over the cross upon which Jesus was crucified (Mark 15:26; Matt 27:37; John 19:19–20). The title is also used by the wise men from the east, who question King Herod about the newly born King of the Jews; in this case, Matthew may have been emphasizing Jesus’ Davidic descent as well as underscoring Herod’s suspicion (Matt 2:2).
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King of the Jews
King of the Jews A title mockingly applied to Jesus (Mark 15:18). Pilate posted this title (in Aramaic, Greek, and Latin) as an official notice over the cross upon which Jesus was crucified (Mark 15:26; Matt 27:37; John 19:19–20). The title is also used by the wise men from the east, who question King
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
King Of The Jews
King Of The Jews[Gk ho basileús tṓn Ioudaíōn]. A title used of Jesus in the Passion narratives both as an insult (Mk. 15:18, etc.) and as an official notice (Gk. aitía, Mk. 15:26 par Mt. 27:37; titlós, Jn. 19:19) giving the reason for his execution (cf. Bauer, rev, pp. 26, 180; MM, pp. 15, 637).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KING OF THE JEWS
KING OF THE JEWSThe title applied in mockery of Jesus, and put by Pilate on His cross (Matthew 27:29, 37 parallel Mark 15:26, etc.).See JESUS CHRIST; KINGCHRISTAS.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
King Of The Jews
KING OF THE JEWS.—See preceding art., Divinity of Christ (p. 477b), Names and Titles of Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
King of the Jews
KING OF THE JEWS: The title applied in mockery of Jesus, and put by Pilate on His cross (Mt 27:29, 37Mk 15:26, etc). See Jesus Christ; King, Christ as.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KING OF THE JEWS
KING OF THE JEWS [βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων basileus tōn Ioudaiōn]. In the Matthean infancy narrative, MAGI come from the east seeking the child “who has been born king of the Jews” (Matt 2:2). Herod, client king of Judea (who is not really a king, nor a Jew), seeks to kill this potential rival in an