Nazareth Village has become a necessary stop on my tours to Israel. The eyes of ministers and Bible class teachers are opened quickly to the reality of Bible stories. Some of the “exhibits” change with the season; others remain constant.
There was something new at Nazareth Village this year — a tomb cut out of the rock with a rolling stone.
This new tomb “where no one had yet been buried” is a good reminder of the type of tomb in which Jesus was buried (John 19:41 NET).
After Joseph bought a linen cloth and took down the body, he wrapped it in the linen and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone across the entrance of the tomb. (Mark 15:46 NET)
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