We got the many cross and crucifix of jesus have these four Letters “INRI ” on them. Most of customers ask What is INRI on the Cross of Jesus ? Ok, let’s begin to clear it now.


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The Meaning of INRI on the Cross of Jesus

The acronym INRI represents the Latin inscription IESVS. NAZARENVS. REX. IVDÆORVM (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum), in English reads as "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews. Latin uses “I” instead of the English “J”, and “V” instead of “U”

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The early, church alwasy used the first letter of each word on this sin as a symbol. After Jesus was crucified him on a cross, Pilate also wrote a sign and put it on the cross. and what was written was ‘Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum’ (Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews). Although Pilate said he did not find fault on him, But jews think Jesus Offended the law, he ought to die. because he made himself the Son of God. For whoever makes himself a king, is against Caesar. they have no king but Caesar.

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The place where Jesus was crucified is close to city, So a great many of the Jews read that sign.  So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate “Do not write ‘King of the Jews,’ but that he said ‘I am King of the Jews’”Pilate answered“What I have written I have written.”

(source from wikipedia-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus,_King_of_the_Jews

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