https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_boy Whipping boys were established in the English court during the monarchies of the Early Modern Period. The purpose of a whipping boy was to receive the punishment that was assigned to the young prince for general misbehavior.
The Bible states that God 'was wrath' toward sinners because of disobedience and that punishment was unavoidable. Some theologians believe that God needed to vent/satisfy His 'wrath' over sin by placing the debt of punishment on His Son Jesus. Some believe God insisted that Christ be crucified on the cross in order to satiate divine wrath. But is this a correct concept? This article explores the real sacrifice that both the Father and the Son made to redeem humankind. Did God need a whipping boy?