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katapi HOME The Burial of Jesus - Mk.15.42-47  Mt.27.57-61  Lk.23.50-56  Jn.19.38-42   | NEB Books | notes

Mark: 15
42By this time evening had come; and as it was Preparation-day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), 43Joseph of Arimathaea, a respected member of the Council, a man who was eagerly awaiting the kingdom of God, bravely went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead; so he sent for the centurion and asked him whether it was long since he died. 45And when he heard the centurion's report, he gave Joseph leave to take the dead body. 46So Joseph bought a linen sheet, took him down from the cross, and wrapped him in the sheet. Then he laid him in a tomb cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance. 47And Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where he was laid.

Matthew: 27
57When evening fell, there came a man of Arimathaea, Joseph by name, who was a man of means, and had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58He approached Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave orders that he should have it. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, 60and laid it in his own unused tomb, which he had cut out of the rock; he then rolled a large stone against the entrance, and went away. 61Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.

Luke: 23
50Now there was a man called Joseph, a member of so the Council, a good, upright man, 51who had dissented from their policy and the action they had taken. He came from the Judaean town of Arimathaea, and he was one who looked forward to the kingdom of God. 52This man now approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Taking it down from the cross, he wrapped it in a linen sheet, and laid it in a tomb cut out of the rock, in which no one had been laid before. 54It was Friday, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55The women who had accompanied him from Galilee followed; they took note of the tomb and observed how his body was laid. 56Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes; and on the Sabbath they rested in obedience to the commandment.

John: 19
38AFTER THAT, PILATE was approached by Joseph of Arimathaea, a disciple of Jesus, but a secret disciple for fear of the Jews, who [Or: of Aramathaea. He was a disciple of Jesus, but had gone into hiding for fear of the Jews. He now ...] asked to be allowed to remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave the permission; so Joseph came and took the body away. 39He was joined by Nicodemus (the man who had first visited Jesus by night), who brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes, more than half a hundredweight. 40They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial-customs. 41Now at the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, not yet used for burial. 42There, because the tomb was near at hand and it was the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, they laid Jesus.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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