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The state of being without clothing.

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Why did the Romans put Jesus' clothes on him again, just to take it off later? (Matt.27:31; Jn. 19:23) Was nakedness not allowed on temple ground?

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Roman Antiquities 7.69.2): The men ordered to lead the slave to his punishment, having stretched out both his arms and fastened them to a piece of wood which extended ...
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Why was Ham cursed for seeing his father naked? [closed]

In Genesis 9:22-25, Ham's son Canaan was cursed because Ham saw his father (Noah) naked. The punishment seems excessive indicating there is more to the passage than meets the eye. What did Ham do to ...
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Was Jesus crucified naked?

Wikipedia's article on crucifixion says While a crucifixion was an execution, it was also a humiliation, by making the condemned as vulnerable as possible. Although artists have traditionally ...
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What evidence do we have that Blind Bartimaeus approached Jesus naked?

In Mark 10:46-52, we have the story of Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his ...
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Is it true that early Christians were baptised naked?

I was told that people were baptised naked in the early Christian church. Is this true? If so, could you provide references please?
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Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?

John 21: 7 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,)...
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Does any church follow the Apostolic Tradition of Baptism ‘in the nude’, or was that never the tradition?

The Apostolic Tradition was the work of Hippolytus, written somewhere between 215 and 400 AD. Recent scholars seem to take the later date (source). The whole writing can be found here: Apostolic ...
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Why did Adam claim he was "naked" before God when he and Eve had clothed themselves with fig leaves?

After sinning, Adam and Eve "sewed fig leaves together" and made clothing for themselves. However, when God comes into the garden and calls to Adam, Adam responds by claiming that he was afraid and ...
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