Punishment by a lash of leather thongs inflicted on Paul several times (2 Cor. 11: 24–5; Acts 16: 22–3; 22: 24). Jesus was scourged either as a warning (Luke 23: 22) or as a severe punishment before crucifixion (Matt. 27: 26).
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