sponge

sponge

The porous skeleton of marine animals, whose fibrous connective structure has water-retaining properties that make it useful for bathing. The Gospels report that Jesus was offered a sponge soaked in wine vinegar to drink on the cross (Mark 15:36; Matt 27:48; John 19:29).

Mark 15:36

36And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take hi ... View more

Matt 27:48

48At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.

John 19:29

29A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth.

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