Jesus Burial Site

Burial Site of Jesus

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Jesus Burial Site

Jesus Burial Site

This is the actual burial site of Jesus (#4 in the previous photo). Notice how the rock facade slopes into a "pillow" at the head (left) of Jesus burial site (see previous page for its significance) but drops off at a right angle at the opposite (right) end of the site.

When I was alone during my visit, I placed my hand on the rock pillow where Jesus' head had lain, and just kept it there for a moment. I couldn't believe that they actually found the burial place of Jesus, and even less that my hand was touching where his' head had lain for 3 days.

Please take another look at this photo. This is where the crucified body of Jesus once lay, and this angle of view is probably what Peter and John saw below. All that's missing may be the linen cloths and the handkerchief:

"Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead." (John 20:1-9).

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