Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb

On a slope to the right of Calvary was a new tomb owned by Joseph of Aramethea. This he offered as a resting place for the body of Christ. The tomb had two chambers hewn out of the solid rock, an entrance way and then a small inner room where the body was placed in a niche cut into one side of the wall.

After being embalmed with spices and wrapped with linen, Jesus was sealed in the tomb. Roman soldiers then guarded the tomb to keep any followers of Jesus from removing his body.

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