INRI is an acronym of the Latin phrase IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Jesus Nazarenus, rex Judæorum), which translates to English as: "Jesus Nazarene, King of the Jews". It appears in the New Testament of the Christian Bible in the Gospel of John () "The King of the Jews"; and Luke (". Some representations change the title to "ΙΝΒΚ" ", alludes that Pilate rejected the charge that Jesus was crucified because he falsely claimed to be king and instead stated that Jesus was crucified because he "was" the King of the Jews. Thus, some Christians as early as the second century [Tertullian, "Apologeticum c. Gentes", [ chapter 21] (A.D. 198)] report that Pilate was convinced that Jesus was the Messiah.


Related acronyms and concepts

*For abbreviations of the name of Jesus, see Christogram, Ichthys.
* For related concepts in Judaism, see Jewish Messiah and Jewish eschatology.
* Within the Alchemical tradition, the phrase often holds a second meaning of the Latin phrase, "Igne Natura Renovatur Integra"; that is, "Through fire nature is reborn whole".
*In "Ulysses" by James Joyce, Leopold Bloom (a Jew) guesses that it stands for "Iron nails ran in", and that "IHS" signifies "I have suffered" or "I have sinned."
*In "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson, Goto Dengo speculates that INRI might stand for "Initiate Nail Removal Immediately".
* INRI is also the name of an album and song released by the Industrial band Psyclon Nine.
*INRI is the name of an influential LP released by the Brazilian Black metal band Sarcófago.
*INRIhab is the name of a song off Every Time I Die's album, "The Big Dirty".
* In the Prince of Nothing series by R. Scott Bakker, a prophet who founded a religion similar to Christianity is named Inri Sejenus.

ee also

*Titulus Crucis
*Death of Jesus
*Passion (Christianity)


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  • INRI — ou I.N.R.I. [ ɛ̃ri; inri ] ♦ Abréviation de l inscription Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum « Jésus de Nazareth, roi des Juifs », mise par Pilate sur la croix. ⇒INRI, abréviation Inscription représentant les initiales de « Iesus Nazarenus Rex… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • INRI — vom Isenheimer Altar I N R I sind die Initialen für den lateinischen Satz Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum – „Jesus von Nazaret, König der Juden“. Dieser Satz stand nach Joh 19,19f EU in drei Sprachen Hebr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Inri — Pour les articles homonymes, voir INRI (homonymie). INRI est l acronyme de l expression latine Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudæorum, qui peut se traduire en français par « Jésus le Nazaréen, roi des Juifs ». Il s agit du titulus qui a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inri — inri, para más inri expr. y para colmo. ❙ «Y, para más inri, hoy se había presentado el día...» Ernesto Parra, Soy un extraño para ti. ❙ «...difícil de apreciar en esta tierra nuestra, el país de Cervantes para más inri...» José Jiménez Lozano,… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • inri — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: religión Según la Biblia, iniciales de Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum , inscripción latina de la cruz en que murió Jesucristo. Frases y locuciones 1. para más inri Uso/registro: coloquial …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inri — (Acrón. de Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, rótulo latino de la santa cruz). m. Nota de burla o de afrenta. Le puso el inri. para más, o mayor, inri. locs. advs. Para mayor escarnio …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • INRI — abbrev. 〚L Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum〛 Bible Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews: the inscription placed over Christ s head during the crucifixion: Cf. Luke 23:38 * * * INRI abbr. Latin Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King… …   Universalium

  • INRI — abbrev. [L Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum] Bible Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews: the inscription placed over Christ s head during the crucifixion: Cf. Luke 23:38 …   English World dictionary

  • Inri — (Acrónimo del lat. [I]esus [N]azarenus [R]ex [I]udaeorum, Jesús Nazareno, rey de los judíos.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 Palabra o rótulo que suele aparecer en la santa cruz sobre la cabeza de Jesucristo. 2 Nota indicativa de burla o afrenta: ■… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • INRI — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar al …   Wikipedia Español

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