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Lenten Study 2008
Allegories of Heaven
Dinah Roe Kendall
and Eugene H. Peterson
Session 5 - Pietà
After all this, Joseph of Arimathea (he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, because he was intimidated by the Jews) petitioned Pilate to take the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission. So Joseph came and took the body.
Nicodemus, who had first come to Jesus at night, came now in broad daylight carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. They took Jesus’ body and, following the Jewish burial custom, wrapped it in linen with the spices.
John 19: 38-40 The Message
Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
thru pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang;
to Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to His breast,
the children sang their praised, the simplest and the best.
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest.