Mark 15

the hall

Or, the court which is the judgment-hall.

platted

plaited.

Rufus

It is possible that this may be the same Rufus mentioned in Romans 16:13.

drink

The stupefying drink usually given to those crucified.

And when

See note for order of events at the crucifixion, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:33")

third hour

Cf. John 19:14. John used the Roman, Mark the Hebrew, computation of time.

superscription

See note, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:37") .

gave up

(See Scofield "Matthew 27:50")

top to

God rent it down; it was rent from the top. Christ having made atonement and glorified God, the way into the holiest was now made manifest. Cf. Hebrews 9:8,24; 10:19-22.

Mary

(See Scofield "Matthew 1:16")

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