Inri


#1

This may be a dumb question, or one already asked, but humor me.

Whenever I see a crucifix, above Jesus are the letters “INRI”, what do these mean? is that the Latin for the sign the nailed above his head? “Jesus, King of the Jews”?


#2

Yes. I.N.R.I. is short for Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum, which is Latin for Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
19Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. (John 19:19-20)


#3

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