Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby. — John 19:38-42.

Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus, for fear of the Jews, along with Nicodemus, with Pilate’s permission, take the body of Jesus away for burial. They bind Jesus’ body in strips of linen with about a hundred pounds of a mixture of myrrh and aloes, as per the Jewish burial custom. They lay Jesus in a brand new tomb in a garden near Golgotha because the tomb was nearby and the Jews’ Preparation Day was almost upon them.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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