Articles by P. W. Martin
WHEN CHRIST was dying on the cross "they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink" (Matt. 27:34). Following the usual practice at crucifixions Jesus was offered the sop to help alleviate His thirst. The purpose of the sop was to deaden the senses of a victim and relieve his agony and suffering. . .