Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Mark 15:24


Then 1  they crucified 2  him and divided his clothes, throwing dice 3  for them, to decide what each would take.


De 21:23; Ps 22:16,17; Ps 22:18; Isa 53:4-8; Mt 27:35,36; Lu 23:34; Joh 19:23,24; Ac 5:30; 2Co 5:21; Ga 3:13; 1Pe 2:24

NET © Notes

tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

sn See the note on Crucify in 15:13.

tn Grk “by throwing the lot” (probably by using marked pebbles or broken pieces of pottery). A modern equivalent, “throwing dice,” was chosen here because of its association with gambling. According to L&N 6.219 a term for “dice” is particularly appropriate.

sn An allusion to Ps 22:18.

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