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Dictionaries :: Blow (Noun)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4475 Greek: rhapisma

Blow (Noun):

(a) "a blow with a rod or staff,"

(b) "a blow with the hand, a slap or cuff," is found in three places; of the maltreatment of Christ by the officials or attendants of the high priest, Mar 14:65, RV, "received (according to the most authentic mss.) Him with blows of their hands," (AV, "did strike Him with the palms of their hands"); that they received, or took, Him would indicate their rough handling of Him; Jhn 18:22; 19:3; in all three places the RV marg. gives the meaning (a), as to the use of a rod.

So with the corresponding verb rhapizo, in Mat 26:67. The soldiers subsequently beat Him with a reed, Mat 27:30, where tupto, "to beat," is used; rhapizo occurs elsewhere in Mat 5:39.

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