(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary who propogated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He was murdered in Frisia.

Saint Boniface

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary…

"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified." Mark 15:15
<p>Illustration of Jesus bound to a post and scourged by three men prior to his crucifixion.

Jesus Scourged before Crucifixion

"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when…

"The Furies are generally represented with a scourge, with which to punish the wicked in Tartarus. It probably was supposed to resemble the whip used for punishing slaves, which was a dreaedful instrument, knotted with bones or heavy indented circles of bronze, or terminated by hooks, in which latter case it was aptly denominated a scorpion." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Scourge

"The Furies are generally represented with a scourge, with which to punish the wicked in Tartarus. It…

"So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it. And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified." Matthew 27:24-26 ASV
<p>Three men scourge Jesus who is tied to a column. Pontius Pilate sits at left. Others look on from the shadows.

Scourging of Jesus

"So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water,…