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The Burial of Jesus

Matthew 27:57-61

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

He came into the world from a virgin’s womb; He came forth again from a virgin tomb. No body had ever been set in that tomb, so that when a body came forth and the tomb was empty, there was no possible confusion as to which body came forth.

– David Guzik

What is the significance of Jesus being placed in a new tomb?

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  1. 16/10/2012 at 2:25 pm

    This detail and many others collectively paint a story that is backed by logical and historical evidence. While following Christ is not merely a logical decision, it is critical to have these facts to support our faith. Imagine how difficult it would be to defend our beliefs if there were plot holes in Jesus’ resurrection story!

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