Crucifixion, Death, And Burial

Crucifixion, Death, And Burial

With Me In Paradise

The death of Jesus is described briefly and concisely, with very little detail provided. Verse 26-31 mentions Simon of Cyrene being asked to carry the cross, while some women and people express their sorrow over Jesus' death. Instead of dwelling on his fate, Jesus cautions them about an upcoming judgment day for Jerusalem. Jesus was crucified alongside other criminals but forgave those who wrongly condemned him. Throughout his crucifixion, three groups of people made fun of him: religious leaders, soldiers, and one of the criminals. However, to those who recognize it, Jesus is the King of the Jews. While crucified alongside Jesus, one of the other criminals realizes that Jesus is undeserving of such punishment, whereas he and the other criminal are not. He humbly requests Jesus to remember him, and in response, Jesus assures him that he will join Him in paradise that very day. As Jesus' death approaches, the moment is nearing its end. The land is now covered in darkness, and Jesus commits himself to the Father at the moment of his death. The temple curtain is also torn in half. The centurion confesses that Jesus is righteous, and the crowds leave feeling deeply moved.

A Tomb Cut In Stone

Jews considered physical burial necessary, but those crucified were usually left in common graves, where animals often tore them apart. However, in this situation, Joseph of Arimathea, a council member who had disagreed with the decision to condemn and execute Jesus, steps forward and asks Pilate for Jesus' body. Joseph, a pious man who eagerly awaits the kingdom of God, wraps Jesus in linen and lays him in a tomb that no one has ever used. He does this on Friday afternoon because the Sabbath will commence that evening. Women from Galilee observe the tomb and take note of its position. They then go to prepare spices and ointments for Jesus before the Sabbath.





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