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JESUS WAS INSULTED AND MOCKED SEVERAL TIMES DURING HIS CRUCIFIXION.
The mocking of Jesus occurred several times, after his trial and before his crucifixion according to the canonical gospels of the New Testament. It is considered part of Jesus' passion.
According to the gospel narratives, Jesus had predicted that he would be mocked (Matthew 20:19, Mark 10:34, and Luke 18:32). The mocking of Christ took place in three stages: immediately following his trial, immediately following his condemnation by Pontius Pilate, and when he was being crucified.
The New Testament narratives of Jesus being mocked are filled with irony, while the mockery focuses on Jesus' prophetic and kingly roles.
HOW THE ROMANS USED CRUCIFIXION—INCLUDING JESUS'S—AS A POLITICAL WEAPON
Jesus stood accused of sedition, not blasphemy—a civil crime, not a religious one. Rome's punishment was a painful, and visible, death by crucifixion. In the age of Roman domination, only Rome crucified. And they did it often. The two men who were killed along with Jesus are identified in some translations as "thieves," but the word can also mean "insurgents," supporting the idea that crucifixion was a political weapon used to send a message to those still living: Do not stir dissent or this will be the result.
THOSE WHO MOCKED HIM FELL TO THEIR KNEES BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. JESUS ALREADY DIED ON THE CROSS.