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

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Matt 27:48

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John 19:29

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