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katapi HOME The Burial of Jesus: Lk.23.50-56  (Mt.27.57-61  Mk.15.42-47  Jn.19.38-42  ) | NEB Index | notes
Luke: 23
50 Now there was a man called Joseph, a member of so the Council, a good, upright man, 51 who had dissented from their policy and the action they had taken. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathaea, and he was one who looked forward to the kingdom of God. 52 This man now approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Taking 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. 54 It was Friday, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had accompanied him from Galilee followed; they took note of the tomb and observed how his body was laid. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes; and on the Sabbath they rested in obedience to the commandment.
Matthew: 27
57 When 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. 58 He approached Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave orders that he should have it. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, 60 and 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. 61 Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
Mark: 15
42 By this time evening had come; and as it was Preparation-day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), 43 Joseph 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. 44 Pilate 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. 45 And when he heard the centurion's report, he gave Joseph leave to take the dead body. 46 So 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. 47 And Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where he was laid.
John: 19
38 AFTER THAT, PILATE was approached by Joseph of Arimathaea, a disciple of Jesus, but a secret disciple for fear of the Jews, who asked to be allowed to remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave the permission; so Joseph came and took the body away. 39 He 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 100 litrai. 40 They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial-customs. 41 Now at the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, not yet used for burial. 42 There, because the tomb was near at hand and it was the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, they laid Jesus.

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