The Crowning of Thorns - Jesus is Made a Mock King
“And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!” Matthew 27:29 ASV
Illustration of Jesus as a solider places a crown of thorns on his head. A robe is around his shoulders and a reed is in his hand. A soldier plays a small horn and tambourine on Christ’s left side. Another soldier kneels mockingly in front of him, as if to worship him. A fourth soldier leans behind them to Christ’s right. Two holy men watch from behind a wall in the background.
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Benziger Brothers, Inc. Bible Stories for Little Children (New York, NY: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1894) 87