Superscription
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of superscribing.

2. (n.) That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like.

3. (n.) That part of a prescription which contains the Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign /.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SUPERSCRIPTION

su-per-skrip'-shun (epigraphe):

(1) The legend on a coin designating the person in whose honor or by whose authority it is issued (Matthew 22:20 Mark 12:16 Luke 20:24).

(2) The accusation on the cross of Jesus (Mark 15:26 Luke 23:38). According to Roman custom an inscription bearing the charge or ground of a criminal's condemnation was fixed to the cross on which he was crucified. The use of such an inscription at the crucifixion of Jesus is mentioned by all four evangelists. The fullest description is that of Mark, "the superscription of his accusation" (he epigraphe tes aitias autou) (15:26). Matthew calls it more briefly "his accusation" (ten aitian autou) (27:38), while Luke styles it merely "a superscription" (epigraphe) (23:38). In the Fourth Gospel it is called a "title" (titlon) (John 19:19). The text of the superscription is given by the four evangelists in varying terms and with various degrees of fullness.

Russell Benjamin Miller

Greek
1923. epigraphe -- an inscription
... inscription, superscription. From epigrapho; an inscription -- superscription. see
GREEK epigrapho. (epigraphe) -- 4 Occurrences. (epigraphen) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Library

Whose Image and Superscription?
... VOLUME II: ST. LUKE Chaps. XIII to XXIV WHOSE IMAGE AND SUPERSCRIPTION?
'Whose image and superscription hath it?'"Luke 20:24. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/whose image and superscription.htm

The Prologue.
... i. 614). But there is no indication elsewhere that St. Athanasius was acquainted
with this superscription, and with the exception of a few very modern mss. ...
/.../augustine/ten homilies on the epistle of john to the parthians/the prologue.htm

The Encamping Angel
... 34:7. If we accept the statement in the superscription of this psalm, it
dates from one of the darkest hours in David's life. His ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the encamping angel.htm

Cix. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus.
... [See p.376.] 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? ^c Whose image and superscription hath it? [The ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cix jewish rulers seek to.htm

The Tribute Money
... And He saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? ... All the visible universe
bears deeply stamped into its substance His image and superscription. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 12 13-17 the tribute money.htm

The History of the Psalter
... Psalm 3xli. all bear the Davidic superscription and use the designation Jehovah
two hundred and seventy-two times, but Elohim only fifteen. ...
/.../the origin and permanent value of the old testament/xii the history of the.htm

The Growth of the Old Testament Prophetic Histories
... letters. Thus, for example, the twenty-ninth chapter of the prophecy of
Jeremiah opens with the interesting superscription: Now ...
/.../the origin and permanent value of the old testament/vi the growth of the.htm

D. The Question as to Paying Tribute. Ch. 20:19-26
... Whose image and superscription hath it? ... To make plain his meaning, Jesus first called
for a Roman coin, and asked whose image and superscription it bore. ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/d the question as to.htm

A Song of Deliverance
... According to the ancient Jewish tradition preserved in the superscription of this
psalm, it was written at the lowest ebb of David's fortunes, 'when the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/a song of deliverance 2.htm

The Prayer of Prayers
... The superscription says that it was David's, and although its place in the Psalter
seems to suggest another author, the peculiar fervour and closeness of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the prayer of prayers.htm

Thesaurus
Superscription (5 Occurrences)
...SUPERSCRIPTION. ... The fullest description is that of Mark, "the superscription
of his accusation" (he epigraphe tes aitias autou) (15:26). ...
/s/superscription.htm - 9k

Genesis
... of generations; so that for this reason, 2:4a, where mention is made of the toledhoth
of heaven and of earth, cannot possibly be a superscription that has ...
/g/genesis.htm - 40k

Penny (14 Occurrences)
... This was the "tribute money" with reference to which our Lord said, "Whose image
and superscription is this?" When they answered, "Caesar's," he replied ...
/p/penny.htm - 12k

Cesar's (8 Occurrences)
... (WBS). Mark 12:16 And they brought it: and he saith to them, Whose is this image
and superscription? ... Whose image and superscription hath it? ...
/c/cesar's.htm - 8k

Psalms (44 Occurrences)
... and subscriptions were incorporated in the Psalter, and that in the process of copying
the Psalms by hand, the distinction between the superscription of a ...
/p/psalms.htm - 54k

Micah (54 Occurrences)
... prophets. The superscription to this book states that the prophet exercised
his office in the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. ...
/m/micah.htm - 38k

Superstition (1 Occurrence)

/s/superstition.htm - 8k

Nero
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Occurs only in the superscription (which is probably spurious,
and is altogether omitted in the RV) to the Second Epistle to Timothy. ...
/n/nero.htm - 41k

Jeremy (2 Occurrences)
... In manuscripts Vaticanus and Alexandrinus the title is simply "An Epistle of Jeremiah."
But in Codex Vaticanus, etc., there is a superscription introducing the ...
/j/jeremy.htm - 12k

Jews (287 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:26 The superscription of his accusation was written over him, "THE KING
OF THE JEWS." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/j/jews.htm - 36k

Concordance
Superscription (5 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:20
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Mark 12:16
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Mark 15:26
The superscription of his accusation was written over him, "THE KING OF THE JEWS."
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Luke 20:24
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 23:38
And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

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