“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Matthew 27, “THE BURIAL OF JESUS”

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“Jesus The Christ, The Messiah And The Holy One” 

“Hosanna,” Israel Houghton 

“THE BURIAL OF JESUS,”  Matthew 27:57) When The Even Was Come, There Came A Rich Man Of Arimathaea, Named Joseph, Who Also Himself Was JESUS’ Disciple:  58) He Went To Pilate, And Begged THE BODY OF JESUS.  Then Pilate Commanded THE BODY TO BE DELIVERED.  59) And When Joseph Had Taken THE BODY, he WRAPPED IT IN A CLEAN LINEN CLOTH,  60) AND LAID IT IN his Own Tomb, Which he Had Hewn Out In The Rock:  And he Rolled A Great Stone To The Door Of The Sepulchre, And Departed.  Isaiah 53:9.  61) And There Was Mary Magdalene, And The Other Mary, Sitting Over Against (Opposite) The Sepulchre.

John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible –  v57, When the even was come  The second evening, when it was just at sunset; at which time the Jewish Sabbath began, and when the bodies of those that were crucified, must be taken down; and if not dead, their bones must be broken, and they dispatched, in order to be interred in the common burying place of malefactors:  there came a rich man Arimathea:  for he lived at Jerusalem; but this was the place of his nativity, or former abode, and from whence he originally came; and is the same with Ramathaim Zophim, and Ramah, and was the birthplace of Samuel the Prophet, ( 1 Samuel 1:1 1 Samuel 1:19 ) , and is by the Septuagint called Armathaim, in ( 1 Samuel 1:1 1 Samuel 1:3 1 Samuel 1:19 ) ( 8:4 ) ( 15:34 ) ( 16:13 ) ( 28:3 ) . His character, as a rich man, is particularly mentioned, not merely to show that such men may be, and sometimes are, Instances Of THE GRACE OF GOD; much less in a way of boasting, that such a man was attached to JESUS; but rather to point out the reason, how he came to have such easy access to Pilate, and to succeed in his business with him; as well as to observe the Accomplishment Of A Prophecy,  in ( Isaiah 53:9 ) ,  named Joseph;  the same name with one of the patriarchs, the sons of Jacob; between whom there was a resemblance, not only as good men, but in their observance of funeral rites and obsequies (funeral rites); the one in those of his father, the other in those of his DEAR LORD AND MASTER. Some think F11 he is the same with Joseph ben Gorion, the brother of Nicodemus ben Gorion, often spoken of as a priest, and one of the richest of them in Jerusalem:  who also himself was Jesus’ Disciple;  though he was only a secret one, as Nicodemus was: he had not as yet, or till now publicly professed HIM, for fear of the Jews, who had made a law, that whoever did, should be cast out of the synagogue; see ( John 19:38 ) .  v61,  And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary  The wife of Cleophas, and the mother of James and of Joses:  sitting over against THE SEPULCHRE;  observing where THE BODY OF CHRIST WAS PUT, AND HOW IT WAS LAID; FOR THEY INTENDED TO PREPARE SPICES AND OINTMENTS TO ANOINT IT WITH;  AND WERE MOURNING FOR THE DEATH OF CHRIST: for sitting was a mourning posture, which now they were allowed, THE BODY BEING TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS, AND INTERRED by leave of the governor; for, for one that died as a malefactor, they might not use the outward signs of mourning: the canon is this {w}; for such  “They Do Not Mourn, But They Grieve; And There Is No Grieving But In The Heart:”  Hence These Women Before Stood, ( John 19:25 ) , But Now They Sat.

Mary Magdalene, from whom CHRIST CAST (TO THROW OUT) SEVEN DEMONS.  She was one of the women at THE SEPULCHRE (Matthew 27:55); Mark 15:47; John 19:25).  She Was The First To See JESUS AFTER HE AROSE (Mark 16:9).  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v57-60, Arimathea (Arimathaea) was about 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem.  Mark 15:43 describes Joseph as “a prominent counsel member, who was himself waiting for THE KINGDOM OF GOD.’  Matthew describes him as rich, a fulfillment of Isaiah 53:9.  v61,  The two Marys are also mentioned in v. 56.  These women were witnesses to THE BURIAL OF JESUS.  

Quest Study Bible – v57-61, SCRIPTURE LINK see also Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; and John 19:38-42 for Other Accounts Of JESUS’ BURIAL.  

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v57-61, In The Burial Of CHRIST Was Nothing Of Pomp Or Solemnity.  AS CHRIST HAD NOT A HOUSE OF Of HIS OWN, WHEREIN TO LAY HIS HEAD, WHILE HE LIVED, SO HE HAD NOT A GRAVE OF HIS OWN, WHEREIN TO LAY HIS BODY, WHEN HE WAS DEAD.  Our LORD JESUS, WHO HAD NO SIN OF HIS OWN, HAD NO GRAVE OF HIS OWN.  The Jews Designed That HE Should Have HIS GRAVE With The Wicked, SHOULD HAVE BEEN Buried With The Thieves With Whom HE WAS CRUCIFIED, BUT GOD OVERRULED IT, SO THAT HE SHOULD MAKE IT (HIS GRAVE) WITH THE RICH IN HIS DEATH, Isaiah 53:9.  And Although To The Eye Of Man The Beholding A Funeral May Cause Terror, Yet If We Remember HOW CHRIST BY HIS BURIAL HAS CHANGED THE NATURE OF THE GRAVE TO BELIEVERS, IT SHOULD MAKE US REJOICE.  And We Are Ever To IMITATE CHRIST’S BURIAL IN BEING CONTINUALLY OCCUPIED IN THE SPIRITUAL BURIAL OF OUR SINS.  Amen.     

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