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Jesus is buried in a tomb

Matthew 27:55-66, Mark 15:40-47, Luke 23:48-56, John 19:25-30
Jesus is taken from the cross and His body sealed in a tomb.
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As Jesus died, many women were watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for His needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and Salome the mother of James and John. <br/>The people who had gathered to witness this sight beat their breasts and went away. <br/>(Matthew 27:55-56, Mark 15:40-41, Luke 23:48-56). <br/>The Death of Jesus – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 1
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Now there was a man named Joseph from Arimathea, a member of the Jewish Council who was a good and upright man. He had not consented to their decision to kill Jesus and was waiting for the Kingdom of God. <br/>He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of around 74Ibs of myrrh and aloes. <br/>(Luke 23:50-51, John 19:3). <br/>Joseph of Arimathaea – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 2
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Going boldly to Pilate, Joseph asked for Jesus’ body to bury it. Pilate was surprised to hear that Jesus was already dead. Summoning the Centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the Centurion that it was so, he gave Joseph permission to bury Jesus. <br/>(Mark 15:44-45).  <br/>Joseph of Arimathaea Seeks Pilate to Beg Permission to Remove the Body of Jesus – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 3
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Joseph and Nicodemus took Jesus’ body down from the cross. <br/>(John 19:40). <br/>The Descent from the Cross Jesus – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 4
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They wrapped the body of Jesus in a clean linen cloth. <br/>(John 19:40). <br/>Mary Receives the Body of Jesus – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 5
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The spices brought by Nicodemus were packed inside the linen and around the body of Jesus. <br/>(John 19:40). <br/>The Body of Jesus Carried to the Anointing Stone – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 6
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This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. <br/>(John 19:40). <br/>Mary Kisses the Face of Jesus Before He is Enshrouded on the Anointing Stone - – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 7
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At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb belonging to Joseph, in which no one had ever been laid. The body of Jesus was carried to this tomb and laid inside it. <br/>(John 19:41). <br/>Jesus Carried to the Tomb – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 8
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As it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. <br/>(John 19:22). <br/>Jesus in the Sepulchre – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 9
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The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how Jesus’ body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. They rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. <br/>Joseph rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb. <br/>(Luke 23:55-56, Mark 15:46). <br/>The Two Marys Watch the Tomb – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 10
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The next day the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘when Jesus was alive that deceiver said, “After three days I will rise again.” So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, His disciples may steal the body and then tell people that He has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first. ‘Take a guard and make the tomb secure,’ Pilate answered. So they went and put a seal on the stone and posted a guard. <br/>(Matthew 27:62-66). <br/>The Watch Over the Tomb – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum. – Slide 11
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