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New Testament Notes


Entombment is the episode, which follows the Crucifixion and is closely related to the Lamentation. It is described in all four Gospels: Matthew 27:55-61; Mark 15:40-47; Luke 23:49-56; John 19:31-42.
In the evening of the execution day, Joseph of Arimathaea approached Pilate and obtained his permission to bury Christ’s body. "Pilate gave orders that he should have it. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, and laid it in his own unused tomb, which he had cut out of the rock. He then rolled a large stine against the entrance, and went away." (Matthew 27:59-61).  According to different evidence Joseph was helped by Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, Jesus’ mother, and some other women.
 See: Fra Bartolommeo The Entombment.
Hieronymus Bosch The Entombment.
Caravaggio The Entombment.
Vittore Carpaccio. The Preparation for the Entombment of Christ (Meditation on the Dead Christ).
Eugène Delacroix The Entombment of Christ.
Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà: The Entombment.
Fra Angelico. Entombment.
Hans Holbein The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb.
Pietro Lorenzetti. The Entombment.
Edouard Manet. The Angels at Christ's Tomb. (Les Anges au tombeau du Christ, Le Christ mort aux anges).
Raphael Entombment.
Rembrandt. The Entombment, The Entombment of Christ.
Peter Paul Rubens The Entombment.
Simone Martini. The Entombment.
Titian Entombment of Christ, The Entombment.
Rogier van der Weyden Entombment of Christ.

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