I.N.R.I. is short for
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, which is
Latin for 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews'. It is from Pilate's
inscription on the Cross, which was written in Hebrew, Latin & Greek (see Jn.
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I.N.R.I. over the crucifix are the first letters of four Latin words that mean
Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. Our Lord did say He was king of the Jews,
but He also said that He was not their temporal or earthly king, but their
spiritual and heavenly king." (Baltimore Catechism)
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