1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene , and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.
Finally, Nicodemus appears after the Crucifixion of Jesus to provide the customary embalming spices, and assists Joseph of Arimathea in preparing the body of Jesus for burial (John 19:39–42).
Joseph of Arimathea had been a secret follower of Christ because he feared the Jews, but after the crucifixion, he went to Pilate and boldly asked for Jesus ‘ body. Joseph risked his reputation among the religious leaders to give his Lord a proper burial .
But when Jesus was betrayed by Judas, who sold the precious blood of our lord and master, for the value of thirty pence, after the condemnation was passed upon him by Pontius Pilate, the Roman president of Syria, and he was crucified on the cross, for the sins of the whole world.
The shrine (sometimes called the Edicule) that holds the tomb of Jesus is seen in this photograph. The shrine is located within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem .
Jerusalem. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. The Garden Tomb , discovered in the 19th century outside the old city of Jerusalem.
Come, follow me.” In that case, Nicodemus ‘ decision to not follow Jesus due to his fear would be a set back for both his struggle between faith and fear and in his struggle with doubt. Peter doesn’t even make his triumphant confession that Jesus is the Messiah until a significant way into each Gospel.
Nicodemus , like other seekers, had a deep feeling that there must be something more to life, a great truth to be discovered. This prominent member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish supreme court, secretly visited Jesus Christ at night because he suspected the young teacher might be the Messiah promised to Israel by God.
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying , `You must be born again . So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
That Jesus was swaddled and placed in a manger might hold. Swaddling was indeed wide spread in the Roman Empire. Babies were swaddled after their first bath for about the first six weeks of their lives, then slowly unpacked, with the right hand first to ensure right-handedness.
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb .
Lazarus. The Beloved Disciple has also been identified with Lazarus of Bethany, based on John 11:5: “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus”, and John 11:3 “Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”
Jesus had a father, Joseph, a mother, Mary, four brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas, and at least two sisters. That is eight. Her husband Zebedee was Jesus ‘ uncle . Their sons James and John were Jesus ‘ cousins.
Some Arthurian legends hold that Jesus travelled to Britain as a boy, lived at Priddy in the Mendips, and built the first wattle cabin at Glastonbury. William Blake’s early 19th-century poem “And did those feet in ancient time” was inspired by the story of Jesus travelling to Britain.