Saturday, 11 April 2009

Holy Sabbath

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Beginning of the Sabbath

“It was Preparation Day, so in order to prevent the bodies’ hanging on the cross during the Sabbath (for the Sabbath was a great day) the Jews begged Pilate to have the legs broken, and the bodies taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who had been crucified with him. But upon coming to Jesus they saw that he was already dead, and did not break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out. And he who saw it has borne testimony, and his testimony is trustworthy, and he knows that he is telling the truth in order that you may believe. For this happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Not one of his bones shall be broken. And again another Scripture says, They shall look on him whom they have pierced.” (Joh 19:31-37 MONTNT)

 Jesus in the grave

“Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good man and a righteous, he who came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and who was on the watch for the kingdom of God. He had not concurred in the designs and deed of the council. This man went to Pilate, and begged for the body of Jesus. Then taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and placed it in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no man has ever been laid.” (Lu 23:50-53 MONTNT)
“Nicodemus also (the one who visited Jesus by night, at first) came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing nearly a hundred pounds. So they took the body of Jesus and wound it in linen with the spices, according to the Jewish mode of burial. There was a garden near the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. Here, because of its being Preparation Day, and as the tomb was near by, they placed Jesus.” (Joh 19:39-42 MONTNT)
“And it was the day of preparation and the Sabbath was near at hand. Then the women who had accompanied him out of Galilee followed after, and noted the tomb, and how his body was placed. Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.” (Lu 23:54-56 MONTNT)
“and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching to see where he was laid.” (Mr 15:47 MONTNT)