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Who and what Jesus Christ was before He was born as a man:
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made [see Christ The Creator]. 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men." (John 1:1-4 KJV)
"The Word was made flesh"
Jesus Christ was a man, no more or less human than any other (except that, by means of the Holy Spirit of God, He remained perfectly sinless), made subject to death the same as any other. That's why even He prayed to God "to save him from death."
"5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered" (Hebrews 5:7-8 KJV)
Christ's brutal execution was real. He suffered, He died, and He was dead, in total oblivious unconsciousness (see What Happens When You Die?) for three days and three nights.
"19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Jesus' totally dead and unconscious body was placed in the tomb because He was dead, there to await His resurrection three days and three nights later (see Resurrections).
"19:38 And after this Joseph Of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand." (John 19:38-42 KJV)
While The Logos was dead in the tomb, for the first time ever (or for the first time since The Father created His spiritual Son, who was later born as a man), God was alone - until He restored Christ to life.
"1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." (Revelation 1:18 KJV)
Fact Finder: Why did God briefly turn away from Christ at the moment of His death?