Close to death, Jesus spoke the words It is finished!, bowed his head and died (John 19:30). The INRI at the top of this cross stands for Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Latin: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews). The letters IHS are the first three letters of Jesus in Greek: ΙΗΣ (Jesus in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ). The Alpha (A) and Omega (Ω) are displayed to the left and right of Jesus’ bowed head symbolizing that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6). This bronze crucifix with blue and red enamel inlay makes a perfect gift for life’s special occasions: birthday, baptism, first communion, confirmation, graduation, wedding, wedding anniversary, housewarming, ordination or an ordination anniversary. An authentic heirloom-quality crucifix that will be treasured for many years.
A Bronze Crucifix Pendant with Enamel Inlay from France
Measuring 5.5 x 3.75 inches, the Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum Crucifix has an eyelet to ensure convenient hanging on any wall at home or in the office, study, hospital room or classroom. This wall crucifix was created, conceived, cast and handworked in a bronze workshop in France.
Can the real Messiah be defeated, much less crucified to death?
A “Crucified Messiah” was an unimaginable concept. The two disciples going to Emmaus certainly thought so. They told their mysterious travel companion that “Jesus of Nazareth was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:19-24). ”We had hoped…” The subtext here: How could the real Messiah, when he came, ever be humiliated, crucified, and killed? He would surely be a military master who would crush the Romans, free Israel, and inaugurate a new Messianic era for the Jewish people! The Risen Jesus replied to the two disciples simply by revealing himself in the breaking of the bread. He is indeed much more than a mere military “messiah” ever could be. Jesus is the Crucified and Risen Messiah, the Conqueror of Death, the Lord of Life, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, who will now redeem Israel and creation to make all things new!
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