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Bibil Identifier bibil:213121
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Crucifixion and Burial
Author Cook, John Granger
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 193-213 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay examines the contention that Joseph of Arimathaea buried Jesus—in light of what one can know from Greco-Roman culture about the disposal of the bodies of crucified individuals. A survey of the statutes governing the burial of criminals and governing the prosecution of those accused of seditious activity indicates that provincial officials had a choice when confronted with the need to dispose of the bodies of the condemned. Greco-Roman texts show that in certain cases the bodies of the crucified were left to decompose in place. In other cases, the crucified bodies were buried.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000214
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Joseph of Arimathaea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Burial
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Funeral Rites
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Crucifixion
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