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Why a large boulder was placed on the entrance of Jesus’ tomb?

February 15, 2014

My comments at blog:“Leading Malaysian Neocon”: topic “The Locked Tomb Mystery – Whodunit?”: link

http://scottthong.wordpress.com/
http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/the-locked-tomb-mystery-whodunit/#comment-521714

paarsurrey Says:
February 16, 14 at 5:31 am
@ Scott Thong
@Simon Thong
I have noted some points in the opening paragraph of your post; and I will discuss them one by one.

A large boulder was put on the entrance of the tomb so that some wild animals should not kill Jesus while unconscious or asleep in the tomb

Scott Thong wrote:
1. “First, a large boulder had been placed at the entrance of the tomb. “

Paarsurrey says:

A large boulder was placed as Jesus was inside the tomb and was in unconscious conditions due to the injuries inflicted on him on the cross, though he was being treated by Nicodemus, a physician, with the ointment prepared by him from a large and unusual quantity of herbs Aloe and Myrrh, healing weeds, as mentioned in the Bible; nevertheless; I think, the boulder was placed at the entrance of the tomb at night; so that some wild animals like dogs or jackals etc don’t endanger life of Jesus in the tomb whether unconscious or after treatment in his sound sleep.

I appreciate the efforts of disciples of Jesus while they were busy doing their utmost to save the injured Jesus by his treatment in the tomb of Armathea.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the Promised Messiah- Second Coming of Jesus, mentions about this stone or boulder in the book “Jesus in India” thus:

“Jesus compared his three days’ stay in the tomb to the three days of Jonah in the belly of the whale. This only shows that just as Jonah remained alive for three days in the belly of the whale, so did Jesus remain alive for three days in the tomb. The Jewish tombs of those days were not like the tombs of to-day; they were roomy and had an opening on one side, which was covered with a big stone. And, presently, I shall prove in due course that Jesus’ tomb which has been recently discovered in Srinagar in Kashmir is of the same type as the one in which Jesus was placed in a state of swoon.”

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/jesus-in-india/ch1.html

“The locked tomb mystery” solved: Made easy to understand

February 14, 2014

My comments on blog “Leading Malaysian Neocon”: topic “The Locked Tomb Mystery – Whodunit?”;Link :

http://scottthong.wordpress.com/
http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/the-locked-tomb-mystery-whodunit/#comment-521090

paarsurrey Says:
February 14, 14 at 8:06 am

@Scott Thong Said on February 13, 14 at 11:45 am; paarsurrey responded:

I am not advertising or selling anything; the book is available (free) on line; I provided the link.
You are welcome to make a research and then form your opinion.

Why delay reading the book?

If Jesus did not die on the Cross and died in India; then in the words of Paul , Christian belief is in vain:

1 Corinthians 15:12-19
New International Version (NIV)
The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+15:12-19

Jesus gained enough strength from the treatment in the tomb to walk upto Galilee

July 16, 2008

http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/the-locked-tomb-mystery-whodunit/

Scott Thong Says:
July 11, 08

“I do not know where you got your information from, but I contend that it is inferior to the logic and proof of my arguments.
7) If Jesus was still not dead, how would He – a half dead man – escape from the tight wrappings, push away the large boulder, and escape from the guards placed at the tomb?”

Paarsurrey Says:

Now we take up another argument # 7 above.

One would please observe that the NTBible misses many important details. When the funeral rites of Jesus were performed? Who lead the prayers? Who joined the funeral procession? Whether funeral rites were performed the Jewish way or as per the Christians? The ghost writers or witnesses do not mention that or perhaps such important details were censored by Paul to suit his new theological philosophy at Rome.

There was no need to perform the funeral rites as the Jews who wanted to see a dead Jesus had not been given the dead body if Jesus had in fact died.

Jesus’ friends had been trusted with the body and they knew he was alive; so they did not perform the funeral rites. They hastened for the treatment as their Lord was in a critical condition. They covered the injured body of Jesus with the “Ointment of Jesus” prepared from the herbs brought under the garb of fragrances and wrapped his wounds; they were wise enough not to cover his face with the wrappings, which could suffocate their Lord.

They continued the treatment till such time Jesus gained enough strength to walk upto Galilee, and for that they helped to push the stone aside to let him go. Jesus met his friends outside and then left a message for others to meet him in Galilee.

I think that might help you.

PromisedMessiah 1835-1908 Says:

“In those days the custom of the Jews was to make the tomb airy like a commodious chamber, leaving an opening in it. Such tombs were kept ready; and as the occasion required, dead bodies were interred in them. The gospels bear clear testimony to this: Luke says, ‘Now upon the first day of the week very early in the morning [i.e., when it was still dark] they [i.e., the women] came unto the sepulchre bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre [just consider this!] and they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus’.

Now consider for a moment the words, ‘They entered in.’ It is evident that a man can only enter a tomb which is like a room and has an opening. I shall state in this book, at the proper place, that the tomb of Jesus (peace be on him) which has recently been discovered in Srinagar, in Kashmir, has an opening like this tomb. This is a fine point which when pondered over will lead investigators in this field to a great and important conclusion.

Among the testimonies of the gospels are the words of Pilate, recorded by St. Mark: ‘And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead.’ This would show that at the time of the crucifixion itself a doubt had been raised whether Jesus had in fact died and the doubt emanated from no less a person than one who knew from experience how long it took a person to die on the Cross.” Unquote

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/jesus-in-india/ch1.html

I think it is a reasonable explanation of the wrappings done on Jesus while he was layed in the tomb and how Jesus life was saved from crucifixion by GodAllahYHWH against all odds.