(περικαλύπτω, to cover about, sc. the eyes). This treatment which our Saviour received from his persecutors originated from a sport which was common among children in ancient times, in which it was the practice first to blindfold, then to strike, then to ask who gave the blow, and not to let the person go until he had named the one who had struck him. It was used in reproach of our blessed Lord, as a prophet or divine teacher, and to expose him to ridicule (Lu 22:64).

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Definition of blindfold

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