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Verses of Mark 15

43

Mark 15:43 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

43. Joseph of Arimathea… craved the body of Jesus The cruelty of Roman law allowed the malefactor to hang until putrefaction had dissolved his body, or the beasts and birds had torn it in pieces. But the humaner law of Moses directed that the malefactor hanged on a tree should be taken down before nightfall. Roman policy usually yielded to such peculiarities in their conquered provinces. Accordingly the crucified bodies are taken down, and the process of death is hastened, or at least the impossibility of escape ensured, in the case of the thieves, by breaking their legs. But the special divine provision in order to secure the fulfilment of the prophetic type of the paschal victim, of which not a bone was to be broken, the earlier death of Jesus, prevented the execution of the same violence upon his body. When thus taken down and found fully deceased, the moment arrived when it should be rescued from desecration by the interposition of Joseph. Otherwise he would have been consigned forthwith to the shameful burial of ordinary malefactors.

Verses of Mark 15

43

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Mark 15:43 - The Greek Testament

Mark 15:43 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Mark 15:43 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 15:43 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 15:43 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 15:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 15:43 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:43 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 15:43 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 15:43 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 15:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 15:43 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 15:43 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 15:43 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Mark 15:43 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 15:43 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 15:43 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 15:43 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 15:43 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 15:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 15:43 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments