Thorns, Crown of
Thorns, Crown of
Mentioned by three Evangelists and is often alluded to by the early Christian Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others, but there are comparatively few writers of the first six centuries who speak of it as a relic known to be still in existence

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  • Thorns, Crown of — ▪ religious relic       the wreath of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, whereby the Roman soldiers mocked his title of “King of the Jews.” A relic purported to be the Crown of Thorns was transferred from Jerusalem… …   Universalium

  • thorns, crown of — A crown pressed into the head of Jesus (Matt. 27:29). Briers and brambles were common and grew in thickets in Palestine, and could well have supplied the thorns. The acanthus wreath, together with the purple cloak, or cape, and a reed as a… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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  • crown of thorns — n. 1. a coral eating starfish (Acanthaster planci) of the tropical Pacific region, having arms covered with long spines: also crown of thorns starfish or crown of thorns 2. a shrub (Euphorbia milii) of the spurge family, having long spines and… …   English World dictionary

  • Crown of Thorns (short story) — Crown of Thorns is a short story by Poppy Z. Brite, published in Subterranean Magazine and as a chapbook by Subterranean Press in 2005. The story features Brite s character New Orleans forensic pathologist Dr. Brite. The limited edition chapbook… …   Wikipedia

  • crown of thorns — crown′ of thorns′ n. 1) pln a climbing spurge, Euphorbia milii splendens, of Madagascar, having spiny stems and flowers with petallike red bracts 2) ivt Also, crown′ of thorns′. a starfish, Acanthaster planci that feeds on living coral polyps,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Crown — or The Crown may refer to: Crown (anatomy), a part of the head or of a hat Headgear Coronet, a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. Unlike a crown, a coronet never has arches.[citation needed] Crown (headgear), ceremonial… …   Wikipedia

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