What is the Special Meaning of INRI Above the Christian Cross or Crucifix?
As “Jesus Nazarene, King of the Jews,” INRI is an acronym for the Latin phrase IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Jesus Nazarenus, rex Judaeorum). In the Passion account of the Gospel of John, this title appears in the New Testament. What Does INRI Mean? The “I” and “J” are frequently interchangeable in Latin, and the “J” was not used in classical Latin. Consequently, it is I.N.R.I. and not J.N.R.J. Romans frequently hung a “titulus” or placard above the crucified person to describe the charges brought … Continue reading the article