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VI. Jesus' First Beating
A short while later, probably like 1AM-2AM, Roman soldiers then took Jesus to the home of Caiaphas the high priest. Jesus was to appear before the Sanhedrin later on in the morning. Jesus was taken to a holding area and then another event happens to Jesus that is often overlooked to contribute to his pain, injuries, and suffering as yet again Luke records in:
Luke 22:63-65 - " Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him."
Now we don't know how many men there was beating and striking Jesus, but we can be sure that it was more than one man because the word "men" is obviously plural. Getting struck, beat, and all the while being mocked by just one man is hard enough to think about and would certainly cause injury, but adding two, three, or maybe even more to the chaos would further the damage incredibly.
We also do not know the extensive details of the beating with smacks, punches, kicks, etc.. or possibly even weapons, clubs, or foreign objects being used to strike with, so we therefore do not how badly Jesus was injured. We can be certain though that the unfortunate event was not mild, the men did not take it easy on Him, and that they did not "pull any punches."
We must also keep in mind that Jesus was already in a weakened state due to the prior hematidrosis in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is now about to get worse..
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