Jesus' Crucifixion Beatings and the Book of Proverbs

  • David H. Wenkel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 119-142

About this book


This study takes a Christian perspective on the entire Bible, rather than simply the New Testament. David Wenkel asks: Why did Jesus have to be beaten before his death on the cross? Christian theology has largely focused on Jesus’ death but has given relatively little attention to his sufferings. Wenkel’s answer contextualizes Jesus’ crucifixion sufferings as informed by the language of Proverbs. He explains that Jesus’ sufferings demonstrate the wisdom of God’s plan to provide a substitute for foolish sinners. Jesus was beaten as a fool – even though he was no fool, in order to fulfill God’s loving plan of salvation. This analysis is then placed within the larger storyline of the whole bible – from the Garden of Eden to the story of Israel and beyond. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • David H. Wenkel
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  1. 1.Moody Bible Institute Des PlainesUSA

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