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Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

Joseph of Arimathea had been a secret disciple of Jesus, too fearful to openly declare allegiance to the rabbi from Galilee and follow him. Nonetheless, he found the courage to disagree with the Sanhedrin’s plan to have Jesus put to death (Luke 23:51).

After the crucifixion, he boldly went to Pilate to claim Jesus’ body for proper burial. Perhaps Joseph’s thought was to give Jesus the...

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