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Wednesday, April 19th 2017

2:29 AM

The burial of Jesus

The New Testament is clear; Joseph of Arimathaea with Nicodemus took the body of Christ down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in the sepulchre (Matthew 27: 57-60, Mark 15:43-46, Luke 23:53 and John 19: 39-42). They  were both Jewish rulers (Mark 15:43 and John 3:1) and thus included in the mentioning of those in Acts 13:29 concerning the burial of Jesus.

Obviously, Jesus couldn't have been a stranger (see Acts 13:27 wording "they knew him not") to the Jews and rulers who buried him if they also 
crucified him. Acts 13:27 teaches us that the people of Jerusalem, both citizens and leaders, didn't recognize (see Acts 13:27 wording "they knew him not") that Jesus was the Messiah of their scriptures, even though it is read every week.

This may also have been true among some of his acolytes (note that when Christ asked His followers who do they think He is..only Peter is documented at that period of time as acknowledging/recognizing who Jesus is):

Matthew 16:
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am (Naturally, Jesus wasn't a stranger to them physically. He was asking them if they perceived who He is by Spirit...this is confirmed in vs 17)?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of  the living God.

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah,  for flesh and blood (physical) has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven (Spirit..John 4:24) .

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Monday, September 25th 2017 @ 8:36 PM

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