( 1 Kings 12:11 ). Variously administered. In no case were the stripes to exceed forty ( Deuteronomy 25:3 ; Compare 2 Corinthians 11:24 ). In the time of the apostles, in consequence of the passing of what was called the Porcian law, no Roman citizen could be scourged in any case ( Acts 16:22-37 ). (See BASTINADO .) In the scourging of our Lord ( Matthew 27:26 ; Mark 15:15 ) the words of prophecy ( Isaiah 53:5 ) were fulfilled.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Scourging". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".