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).
Good Friday ends with the burial of Jesus in His “ borrowed ” tomb . It is borrowed in two ways; first because it was not His own, but it belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. But, secondly, in a much more profound way, it is borrowed only for a few days, Jesus did not stay there.
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.
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.
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
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 .
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.
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.
Joseph of Arimathea was, according to all four canonical gospels, the man who assumed responsibility for the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion.
He came to Jesus at night, sneaking off to see the man behind the miracles. He was a powerful Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. He wasn’t supposed to mix with the motley lot that followed Jesus .
“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” 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.
Nicodemus protested, urging the group to give Jesus a fair hearing. Nicodemus last appears in the Bible after the death of Jesus . Together with his friend and fellow Sanhedrin member, Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus lovingly cared for the body of the crucified Savior, placing the Lord’s remains in Joseph’s tomb.