David Reagan — Burial Customs

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What were the burial customs of the first century? And how can they help us to better understand the burial and resurrection of Jesus? For the answers to these questions we went to the Bible Times Learning Center in Israel and we also visited the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Stay tuned.

Greetings in the name of Jesus, our blessed hope and welcome to Christ in Prophecy. This is the fourth in a series of programs about life in Bible times.

In our first program, we took a look at what it was like to live a nomadic lifestyle in the time of Abraham and even in the time of Jesus. In our second program we took a look at the Passover Meal, how it was instituted, how it was celebrated in the first century, and how it became the basis of what we call the Lord’s Supper today.

Last week we studied crucifixion techniques as developed by the Romans and we saw that from start to finish the process of crucifixion was designed to be a technique of torture, as well as death.

This week we are going to take a look at first century burial customs and how they relate to the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Let’s go now to the Jerusalem suburb of Ein Karem.
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