as a punishment were not to exceed forty ( Deuteronomy 25:1-3 ), and hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine ( 2 Corinthians 11:24 ). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes ( Acts 16:37 Acts 16:38 ; 22:25-29 ). Our Lord was beaten with stripes ( Matthew 27:26 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Stripes". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".