Empty Tomb Digital Picture
Empty Tomb where Jesus was Laid
Mary Magdalene Vists Jesus' Empty Tomb
Jesus Empty Tomb
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Matthew 27.59-60 relates that, after the Crucifixion, Jesus was laid in a rock tomb, which had yet to be used and which belonged to Joseph, a rich man of Arimathaea.
A stone was rolled in front of the tomb after Jesus had been interred.
The tomb was in a garden near the place of Crucifixion (John 19.41).
The 'very great' stone closing the tomb entrance must have been round, because it was possible to roll it (Mark 16.3-4).
It was necessary to lean forwards in order to look into the burial chamber (Luke 24.12; John 20.5-11), which means that the opening to the tomb must have been low.
When the women discovered the empty tomb after the Resurrection, two angels were sitting in the burial chamber
"the one at the head,
and the other at the feet,
where the body of Jesus had lain"
John 24.12; cf. Mark 16.5-6,
thus implying it was a bench-type tomb.
According to John 19.17-20, Jesus was crucified outside the city wall.
The present Church of the Holy Sepulchre is inside the city wall, as in 41ce, Herod Agrippa ordered a wall to be built around the N. of Jerusalem, taking in Golgotha and Joseph of Arimathaea's tomb.
The sepulchre of Christ shown in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is not regarded as authentic by Anglicans, who consider that Christ's real burial site is the so-called garden tomb, which is located not far from the Damascus gate, outside the present city wall.
This structure hewn from the rock has two chambers and was built at about the beginning of the Christian era.
Above Christ's sepulchre rises a kiosk (1810) in Turkish rococo style, 27ft long, 19½ft wide and 19½ft high.
The lamps hanging in front of the portal belong to the Latins (top row), Greeks (middle rows) and Armenians (lower row).
The portico of the burial chamber is called the angel chapel because tradition has it that the angels who announced to the women that Christ had risen were sitting here.
The body of Christ lay in the burial chamber proper, on the bench which is now faced in marble. ...