the account in all four versions and answer the questions that follow.
|57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea,
named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered
that it be given to him.
59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the
rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went
61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite
|42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).
So as evening approached,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who
was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked
for Jesus' body.
44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning
the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave
the body to Joseph.
46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped
it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled
a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was
|50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council,
a good and upright man,
51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came
from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of
52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed
it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph
and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
|38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.
Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the
Jews. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away.
39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited
Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five
40 Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices,
in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.
41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden,
and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.
42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the
tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
| 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief
priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive
that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the
third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell
the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will
be worse than the first."
65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure
as you know how."
66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on
the stone and posting the guard.
||56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But
they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
Where was Jesus
What was used to
wrap the body?
When did the burial
What do you learn
about Joseph of Arimathea in this account?
Who else was there
What did the chief
priests and Pharisees do?
Why were the chief
priests and Pharisees so concerned?
How were the believers feeling at this
How does it make you feel to think of Jesus
buried in a tomb?