Thoughts on a Tomb

Messages from the Mythical

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And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Isaiah 53

There is not one thing in the Biblical accounts the surrounding the events of Easter which does not carry meaning upon meaning. Everything is significant and insights are truly endless because the One who created the universe wove real internal logic into the structure of His created universe. Real events have symbolic and actual meanings at the same time.

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.  Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.  When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave…

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