Joseph Of Arimathea
by Wayne Blank
The Garden Tomb is one of the two strongest possibilities for the burial place of Jesus Christ after He was crucified at Calvary. It was discovered by Charles Gordon in the 1880s.
The interior of the tomb measures 14 feet (4.3 meters) wide, 10 feet (3.0 meters) deep and 7½ feet (2.3 meters) high. Only one of the two graves inside appear to have been used, yet it does not appear as though the body had been left there for very long - there are no bones or other signs of natural decomposition.
The interior meets all of the requirements for the Bible's account - there is room for Peter and John to enter (John 20:3-9), and a place for the two angels to sit when they spoke with Mary Magdala (John 20:10-18).
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