The Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea

At the church of the Holy Sepulchre, we got a tour from an Augustine monk who showed us the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea (not the tomb that Christ was laid in; the one that he acquired after, since the fist tomb was overrun by Christ’s disciples). You have to descend down to the lower levels of the church to get to it, since that all happened two thousand years ago, and people have been building things over the old city of Jerusalem for two millenia.

The tomb is a small cave with no lighting; you have to take a candle in with you. Of course, the candle light adds to the early-Christian effect. : )

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6 thoughts on “The Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea

  1. Kimberly, I finally got the internet so I can read your posts. I am so excited for you, it brings back a lot of memories for Grandpa and me. We visited the J. center for 1/2 day when we were there. Grandma.

  2. Wow Kimberly! You are so lucky to be in Jerusalem! I wish I was there with you exploring everything!!! I hope you have a fantastic journey! Be safe and have fun!!! Miss you. Love you tonz! ~Shaelee

  3. Hey Kimberly, you know you forgot something right? I was hiding in your other duffel bag. You forgot to take me with you. Man I wish I had some of the opportunities other people have. 🙂 I am going to sit you down and have a nice six hour conversation with you when you get back. You’re going to tell me all about it.

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