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Unformatted text preview: ”, they give him a sponge of vinegar tied on the tip of the spear and
put it to his mouth, and then Jesus said, “It is finished!” He bowed his head and gave up the
ghost (John 19:29-30).
The Jews, knowing the tradition that bodies should not remain upon the cross on the
Sabbath day, asked Pilate that their legs be broken so they cannot take them away. Soldiers went The Life of Jesus 6
to the hill and broke the legs of the two thieves hanging beside Jesus. They did not break Jesus
legs convinced that he is already dead. However, a soldier with a spear pierced his side and there
came blood and water. For this things are written in the scripture, “A bone of him shall not be
broken” and “They shall look at him whom they pierced” (John 19:33-37).
Joseph of Arithmataea, with Pilate’s permission, took Jesus dead body down from the
cross. He wrapped it in linen and laid it in a sepulcher hewn in stone. Women who came with
Jesus from Galilee beheld the sepulcher and prepared spices and ointments.
After three days, Jesus...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2013 for the course REA 101 taught by Professor Thomson during the Spring '13 term at RMU.
- Spring '13