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Iron Nails Ran In
I'm Not Returning Immediately
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaedorum
Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm
Jesus King of the Jews
I Negus Rule Ithiopia
Independent Natural Resources, Inc.
I Nailed Right In
Initiate Nail Removal Immediately
I'm Not Really Insane!
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iuaedorum
Igne Natura Renovatur Integra
Iustum Necar Reges Impios
Isus Nazraneth Rex Iudaeru
Igne Natura Reneovarum Integra
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum
What does INRI mean?
- In the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as the King of the Jews, both at the beginning of his life and at the end. In the Koine Greek of the New Testament, e.g., in John 19:3, this is written as Basileus ton Ioudaion (βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων).Both uses of the title lead to dramatic results in the New Testament accounts. In the account of the nativity of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, the Biblical Magi who come from the east call Jesus the "King of the Jews", causing Herod the Great to order the Massacre of the Innocents. Towards the end of the accounts of all four canonical Gospels, in the narrative of the Passion of Jesus, the title "King of the Jews" leads to charges against Jesus that result in his crucifixion.The initialism INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription (in John 19:19), which in English translates to "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews", and John 19:20 states that this was written in three languages—Hebrew, Latin, and Greek—during the crucifixion of Jesus. The title "King of the Jews" is only used in the New Testament by gentiles, namely by the Magi, Pontius Pilate, and the Roman soldiers. In contrast, the Jewish leaders use the designation "Messiah". They use Hebrew words and did not say 'Christ', a Greek translation word. Although the phrase "King of the Jews" is used in most English translations, it has also been translated wrongly "King of the Judeans" (see Ioudaioi).
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