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The modern term for the tomb where Jesus’ body was buried. It is also the name of a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem, the site traditionally believed to be the location of Jesus’ tomb.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Holy SepulchreA term referring to the place in Jerusalem where Jesus was entombed. Nowhere in the NT is it referred to as “holy.” It is simply called a mnēmeíon, the Greek term for “sepulchre” or “tomb.” Certain information is given about this tomb. It was the private burial plot of Joseph of Arimathea
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Holy SepulchreThe tomb in which Jesus’ body was interred, a rock-hewn cave intended for the burial of Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:57–60) located outside the walls of Jerusalem (John 19:41; Heb. 13:12).The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, dedicated on 15 July 1149, the 50th anniversary of the Crusader
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Holy Sepulchre. The tomb cut in the rock in *Jerusalem in which, acc. to *Eusebius of Caesarea writing after its discovery in 325/6, Christ was buried and rose from the dead. *Macarius, Bp. of Jerusalem, uncovered the tomb while clearing the site for a church and other buildings on the instructions,
Holy SepulchreThe tomb in Jerusalem in which Jesus was buried is known as the Holy Sepulchre. It is also the name of the church built on the traditional site of his Crucifixion and burial. According to the Bible, the tomb was close to the place of the Crucifixion, and so the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Holy Places, Holy Sepulchre.—The name Holy Places of Jerusalem more strictly designates the group of sacred places of which the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the center, and which are supposed to comprise the sites of the chief events of Our Lord’s passion, death, and burial: Gethsemane, the Supper-room,
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The early church complex commissioned by Constantine (dedicated c. 335) in Jerusalem that incorporates the sites of Jesus’ crucifixion and tomb/resurrection. In antiquity main areas included the *west-orientated *basilica-style Martyrium, the circular Anastasis (Gk. for
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HOLY SEPULCHRE. The church in the middle of the Old City of Jerusalem that is built over the place of Christ’s crucifixion and the tomb from which he rose. Although questioned by partisans of the Garden Tomb, the authenticity of the location is now accepted by many experts. In the 1st cent. the site