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Tag Archive: Garden of Gethsemane

Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin


The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Mar 16 2010

Agony in Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

Several years ago, I visited Israel.  Today I was going through some of my photos of my last trip and the photo I’ve attached is of the Garden of Gethsemane.  I spent time today reflecting on my emotions as I stood in that garden that Jesus spent His last night in before His arrest.  Even …

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