tombs in the Bible
They are found in great numbers in and around Jerusalem and all over the land. They were sometimes whitewashed (Matthew 23:27; Matt. 23:29).
The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph’s new rock-hewn tomb, in a garden near to Calvary. All evidence is in favor of the opinion that this tomb was somewhere near the Damascus gate, and outside the city, and cannot be identified with the so-called “holy sepulchre.” The mouth of such rocky tombs was usually closed by a large stone (Hebrew: golal), which could only be removed by the united efforts of several men (Matthew 28:2; compare John 11:39). (See GOLGOTHA.)
- Have the burial sites of any people in the Bible been found? Answer
Have archaeologists discovered evidence of James, the brother of Jesus? Answer (the James ossuary)
- What is DEATH? and WHY does it exist? Answer in the Bible
- What is ETERNAL DEATH?
- What is ETERNAL LIFE? and what does the Bible say about it?