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John 19:29

Context
NETBible

A jar full of sour wine 1  was there, so they put a sponge soaked in sour wine on a branch of hyssop 2  and lifted it 3  to his mouth.

XREF

Ex 12:22; Nu 19:18; 1Ki 4:33; Ps 51:7; Mt 27:34,48; Mr 15:36; Lu 23:36

NET © Notes

sn The cheap sour wine was called in Latin posca, and referred to a cheap vinegar wine diluted heavily with water. It was the drink of slaves and soldiers, and was probably there for the soldiers who had performed the crucifixion.

sn Hyssop was a small aromatic bush; exact identification of the plant is uncertain. The hyssop used to lift the wet sponge may have been a form of reed (κάλαμος, kalamo", “reed,” is used in Matt 27:48 and Mark 15:36); the biblical name can refer to several different species of plant (at least eighteen different plants have been suggested).

tn Or “and brought it.”



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