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Bastinado

Bastinado

beating, a mode of punishment common in the East. It is referred to by "the rod of correction" ( Proverbs 22:15 ), "scourging" ( Leviticus 19:20 ), "chastising" ( Deuteronomy 22:18 ). The number of blows could not exceed forty ( Deuteronomy 25:2 Deuteronomy 25:3 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bastinado". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .