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Jesus’ Tomb
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Burial of
Jesus, Burial of Surveys biblical accounts of Jesus’ burial. Before sundown on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, He was buried in a new bench tomb (or arcosolium) by Joseph of Arimathea, a member of the Sanhedrin.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tomb of Jesus
tomb of Jesus. According to the Gospel accounts, the tomb in which the crucified body of Jesus was placed belonged to Joseph of Arimathea, who is variously identified as a rich man (Matt. 27:57), a respected member of the council (Mark 15:43), and a secret disciple of Jesus (John 19:38). It was a new
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Burial of Jesus
Burial of jesusThe burial of Jesus, an integral component of the earliest kerygma (cf. 1 Cor 15:3–5; Acts 13:26–31), is narrated in all four canonical Gospels (Mt 27:57–61; Mk 15:42–47; Lk 23:50–56; Jn 19:38–42) and in the apocryphal Gospel of Peter 6:23–24 (see Gospels [Apocryphal]). Whether a primitive
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Tomb, Jesus'
Tomb, Jesus’tomb, Jesus’, the place where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion. Although many Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans burned the bodies of their dead during the funeral services, Hebrews, Israelites, and later Jews, following the customs of Canaanites, Moabites, and other Near Eastern peoples,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Tomb of Jesus
TOMB OF JESUS According to the NT accounts, the tomb of Jesus was located in a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified (John 19:41) outside the city walls of Jerusalem (19:20). It was a “new tomb” which had been “cut into the rock” by Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:60 HCSB; cp. Luke 23:50–56) who
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Burial of Jesus
BURIAL OF JESUSThe Gospels and early church tradition affirm that Jesus, subsequent to his crucifixion and prior to his *resurrection, was buried in a rock-cut tomb just outside *Jerusalem. Such an interment conforms to common first-century a.d. Jewish burial procedure.1. Burial in the Greco-Roman
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Women at the Tomb
Women at the Tomb(mulieres ad sepulchrum). The literary basis of this iconography is the narrative at Mk. 16:1–8 par. (for an inventory of iconographic examples, see “Holy Women at the Sepulcher,” Index of Christian Art, ica. princeton.edu). Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James (not one of the 12