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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Superscription
SUPERSCRIPTION. The title or inscription written upon something. It is used of the name found upon a coin (Mt 22:20; Mk 12:16; Lk 20:24), and it describes the writing affixed to a sign over the cross of Christ indicating the crime for which He was executed (Mk 15:26; Lk 23:38). A verb form is used to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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SUPERSCRIPTION (Lat. superscriptio, ‘a writing on or above’, = Gk. epigraphē, which it translates). The word is used on two occasions in the NT.1. In Mt. 22:20 (Mk. 12:16; Lk. 20:24) it is used with the word eikōn to refer to the head of the emperor and accompanying inscription on the obverse of a
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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SuperscriptionIn the MT Psalter, 117 of the 150 psalms are preceded by a superscription or heading. These contain four possible types of information: (1) Personal names (with the prep. ). Seventy-three psalms mention David; other have Asaph (Pss. 50, 73–83), the sons of Korah (42, 44–49, 84–85, 87–88),
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Superscription, Title
Superscription, Titlesuperscription, title, what is written above or on something, providing concise information. 1 The traditional names (‘The Gospel according to Matthew,’ etc.) of biblical books. 2 The kjv rendering (rsv: ‘inscription’) for what is written on a coin (Matt. 22:20; Mark 12:16; Luke
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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SUPERSCRIPTION<su-per-skrip’-shun> ([ἐπιγραφή, epigraphe]):1. The legend on a coin designating the person in whose honor or by whose authority it is issued (Mt 22:20; Mk 12:16; Lk 20:24).2. The accusation on the cross of Jesus (Mk 15:26; Lk 23:38). According to Roman custom an inscription
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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SUPERSCRIPTION Usually the Romans identified a person’s crime by writing it on a wooden sign, carrying it before the condemned person, and finally nailing it to the person’s cross. All four Gospels mention such a superscription (Matt. 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; John 19:19) being nailed over Jesus’
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Superscription
SUPERSCRIPTION, sū̇-pēr-skrip’shun (ἐπιγραφή, epigraphḗ): (1) The legend on a coin designating the person in whose honor or by whose authority it is issued (Mt 22:20; Mk 12:16; Lk 20:24). (2) The accusation on the cross of Jesus (Mk 15:26; Lk 23:38). According to Rom custom an inscription bearing
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