Burial

Joseph Places Jesus in The Tomb - Mark 15:42 – 15:47 (commentary)

Since Jesus died about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and Jewish law forbid any burial on the Sabbath which began at sunset (v. 42). God had a higly respected and wealthy member of the Sanhedrin, Joseph of Arimathea (a secret disciple of Jesus (John 19:38) ready to take care of …

The Burial of Jesus - John 19:38 – 19:42 (commentary)

When the soldiers were through with their gruesome work God had prepared two high ranking men to prepare Jesus body for burial and to place it in a proper tomb. After a crucifixion, the Romans usually left the dead body hanging for the beasts of prey to come and get. However, the …

Jesus is Buried in a Borrowed Tomb - Luke 23:50 – 23:56 (commentary)

Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy and honored member of the Jewish council. He was also a secret disciple of Jesus (John 19:38). When Jesus died, Joseph immediately went to Pilate and asked for permission to have His body so he could give it a decent burial (vv. 50- …

The Burial of Jacob - Genesis 50:1 – 50:14 (commentary)

The Egyptians were a very demonstrative people. They tore their clothes, smote their breasts, threw dust and mud on their heads and chanted funeral songs with the accompaniment of the tambourine. It was an astonishing sight for the local people. Warren Wiersbe said, “When J …