217. The Keepers of Jesus Christ's tomb. Page 1.

Soldiers kept watch at the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 27:62-66

62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch. Matthew 27:62-66

Matthew 27:62-66 with bracketed numbers and Greek word meanings following.

62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,

the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

 

63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days Iwill[The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" that Jesus Christ is dead! The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" to Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome, that Jesus Christ is dead!The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" that they heard Jesus Christ say that, "he would be dead" and that, "he would rise from the dead!" The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" to Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome, that they heard Jesus Christ say that, "he would be dead" and that, "he would rise from the dead! "The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" that Jesus Christ prophesied, of his death and his resurrection. "The chief priests and the Pharisees in this scripture are "Testifying" to Pontius Pilate the governor of Rome that they remember that Jesus Christ prophesied, of his death and his resurrection. Jesus Christ was "A Prophet!" The chief priests and Pharisees heard Jesus Christ prophesy!(*)Jesus Christ said he would rise from the dead on the third day! Who were the witnesses. The chief priests and the Pharisees, along with Pontius Pilate, the Governor of Rome, Joseph of Arimathaea, and the Centurian, and possibly his one hundred soldiers, ("one" in particular! John 19:34) are "definitely witnesses" to the fact that, Jesus Christ had died, and was, dead.] rise again.

64 [G2753 .. From a chief word .. (to urge on); "hail"; to incite by word, i.e. order: - bid, to call to, command, give commandment, at (one's) commandment.] Command therefore that the [G5028 .. Masculine from G2290; a grave (the place of interment): - burying place, tomb, sepulchre. G2290 .. A chief verb; to celebrate funeral rites, i.e. inter: - (to) bury.] sepulchre be made [G805 .. From G804; to render secure: - make (sure, fast), to be make (safe, secure.) G804 .. From G1 (as a negative particle) and σφάλλω sphallō (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively): - safe, sure, certain, certainty, untripped up.] sure until the [(*)] third day, [G3379 not at all, lest at any time, ever, etc, G4218 of G3379 never, at some time, any time, etc.] lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is [G1453[G805 ... From G804; to render secure: - make (sure, fast), to be make (safe, secure.) G804 .. From G1 (as a negative particle) and .. (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively): - safe, sure, certain, certainty, untripped up.] .. Possibly related to the base of G58 (through the concept of collecting one’s physical and mental abilities); to waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e. rouse (literally from sitting, lying, sleep, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence): - awake, (a-) rise (again, up), raise (again, up), to lift, lift (up, out), take up, stand. ] risen from the [G3498 .. From an obviously chief word .. nekus (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun as well): - be dead, he that is dead, dead (man), one dead.] dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, [Here! Did Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome, who judged Jesus Christ, give the Jews a "military line of men," or, did Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome, who judged Jesus Christ, tell the Jews, that they had a military line of their own men, and that they could use them. However the tomb had to be sealed, and that seal would obviously have had to have been the seal of Pontius Pilate the governor of Rome, the man who had judged Jesus Christ found him innocent, and passed, sentence upon him.] Ye have a [G2892 .. Origin Latin; "custody", i.e. a Roman sentry: - watch, a guard of soldiers.] a watch: go your way, make it as [G805 .. From G804; to render secure: - make (sure, fast), to be make (safe, secure.) G804 .. From G1 (as a negative particle) and .. (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively): - safe, sure, certain, certainty, untripped up.] sure as ye can.

66 So they [G4192 to traverse, travel, (make, take) a journey, walk. etc,] went, and made the [G5028 .. Masculine from G2290; a grave (the place of interment): - burying place, tomb, sepulchre.] sepulchre [G805 .. From G804; to render secure: - make (sure, fast), to be make (safe, secure.) G804 .. From G1 (as a negative particle) and .. (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively): - safe, sure, certain, certainty, untripped up.] sure, [G4972 .. From G4973; to stamp (with a private mark or signet) for security, for preservation (literally or figuratively); implying: to (attest, keep secret: - impress, (to) seal, set (a, to) seal,set to one's seal, seal up, stop.] sealing the [ G3037 .. Apparently a chief word; a stone (literally or figuratively): - (mill-, stumbling-) stone, a stone, another. I found the word "Another" under "Lithos" in Youngs Analytical Concordance to the Bible. (The Roman Sentry, Guard of soldiers,sealed the sepulchre containing the corpse of Jesus Christwith another stone,and set a (seal) mark upon it, to prevent Christ's corpse being stolen by his disciples.] stone, andsetting a [(G3326) G2892 .. Origin Latin; "custody", i.e. a Roman sentry: - watch, a guard of soldiers.] watch. Matthew 27:62-66 [Pilate had given a commandment that the sepulchre of Jesus Christ be made sure! Matthew 27:65 (Being that I was once married to a Police Officer! Obviously, These soldiers would have had to check, that the corpse of Jesus Christ, was, in the tomb, before they sealed it.So they would have had to roll away the stone to have a look into the tomb! And if the soldiers had looked inside of the tomb, they would have seen a wrapped up corpse, and, they would have had to remove the napkin from the face of the corpse, to make sure that the body within the wrapping was the dead body of Jesus Christ.]

 

The chief priests and Pharisees, and the sepulchre of Jesus Christ.
The chief priests and Pharisees, went to Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome and they asked for the tomb of Jesus Christ to be sealed, so, the chief priests and Pharisees, knew Jesus Christ was dead, and Pilate, knowing that jesus Christ was dead from the testimony of the Centurian, allowed the chief priests to have "a full military line of soldiers" to watch, consider, and guard the tomb of Jesus Christ so that the disciples of Jesus Christ could not steal, and take away, the dead body of Jesus Christ.

Who were: "The Keepers of Christ's tomb? Mat 28:4

G5083 .. From .. (a watch; possibly related to G2334); to guard (from injury or loss or correctly by keeping the eye upon; and therefore different from G5442, which is correctly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); implying to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried): - keep (-er), hold fast, (ob-, pre-, re) serve, watch. [G2334 .. From a word derived of G2300 (possibly by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, i.e. discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]): - look on, behold, perceive, see, consider. Compare G3700. G2300 .. A lengthened form of a chief verb; to look closely at, i.e. (implying) to perceive (literally or figuratively); by extension to visit: - behold, look (upon), see. Compare G3700. G3708 .. Correctly to stare at (compare G3700), i.e (implying) to clearly discern (physically or mentally); by extension to attend to; by Hebraism to experience; passively to appear: - behold, see, perceive, take heed. (G4649 [An offshoot of G4648 of G3700 to peer about ["skeptic"] ) Intensive of G3700 G2334, signifies a continued but more earnest inspection: - look, see, shew self, appear. The Watch had to be "on guard" for about 12 hours or more.]

 

 

The Keepers of the tomb of Jesus Christ's tomb were: [a fortress or full military lines of apparatus),] [full military lines of apparatus, a fortress???), There(were full military lines!)

was a fortress of Soldiers guarding the tomb which contained the corpse of Jesus Christ. To see if this is incorrect or correct Study "A Watch!"

 

Watch!

H821 & offshoot. Watch is "Guard" hedge about, to protect, a night watch. H975 & offshoots in the sense of keeping a lookout, (a watch) tower. H4707 an observatory, particularly for military purposes, watch tower. H4929 a guard. H4931 the sentry, the post. H4931 watch, i.e. the act (custody) or (concretely) the sentry, the post, a usage or party. H4929 (concretely): - diligence, guard. H5770 to watch (with jealousy). H5892 a mere encampment or post. H6491 offshoot. to be observant. H6822 to peer into the distance; implying to observe, await: - look up (well), behold, espy, (keep the) watch (-man), wait for. H6837 & offshoots. Watch tower. H6857 watch tower. H7434 & offshoots Height of the watch tower, height, high place, an observatory, especially for military purposes: - watch tower. H8104 hedge about, guard, to protect, look narrowly, observe, watch (-man). H8108 a guard; watchfulness, watch. H8111 watch station. H8245 to be alert, i.e. sleepless, to be on the lookout (for good or ill): - remain, hasten, wake, watch (for). G69 to be sleepless, keep awake, watch. G5259 of G5258 trugh, with, underneath, below, (when [at]). G70 &* offshoot. sleeplessness, a keeping awake, watch. G219 & offshoots, cock crow, the third night watch, cockcrowing, (to ward off); a cock, male fowl, through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, artificial, bestial), an address (for any purpose), saying, language, sound, noise, voice, to lighten (shine), show, seem, think, think, shine, appear, to show or make known one’s thoughts, speak, say, affirm, (to shine, make manifest, particularly by rays; luminousness natural or artificial, fire, light. G1301 & offshoots. to watch thoroughly, to observe strictly, to avoid wholly, keep, to avoid, because of (that), for (cause), for sake, by occasion of, by reason of, after, always, among, at, briefly, by, fore, from, in, of, that, thereby, therefore, though, through (-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). G2029 & offshoots, to inspect, watch, behold. (of time, place, order, etc.), as relation of distribution, over, upon, at, on, of direction, towards, upon, about (the times), after, above, against, beside, at, among, as long as (touching), (by, for) the space of, have charge of, (be-, [where-]) fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-) on (behalf of) over, through (-out), (un-) to (-ward), with, G2892 "custody", a Roman sentry, watch. G3317 & offshoots midnight (particularly a watch), before them, forth, among, mid [-day, -night], midst, way. G3525 to abstain from wine, keep sober), be discreet: be sober, watch. G3906 to inspect alongside, insidiously and or scrupulously note, observe, watch. See also the following numbers with their offshoots. G3371 (again!) G3906 G4328 G4404 G4649 G5083 G5438 G5442 [In these watches Soldiers might have been replaced by other solders during the night watches at different watch times!] G4328 & offshoots. to anticipate (in thought, hope, fear), to await, (be in) expect (-ation), tarry, wait for, look (for), when looked, (to watch), of direction; forward to, toward (the side of, pertaining to, by the side of, near to; the place, time, occasion, or respect, the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated), because of, for intent, to (the end that), about, against, among, at, before, between, ([where-]) by, for, at thy house, in, nigh unto, of, that, together, to ([you]) -ward, unto, with (-in), motion towards, accession to, or nearness at. G4404 & offshoot. at dawn, the day break watch, early (in the morning), (in the) morning, to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense), (be, do) just (-ice, -ify, -ify self), clear self, (be, turn to) righteous (-ness), cleanse. G4649 & offshoots. (to peer about ["skeptic"]; possibly related to G4626 through the concept of concealment; compare G4629); a watch (sentry or scout), i.e. (implying) a goal, mark, (to) dig, (a covering; possibly related to the base of G4649 through the concept of noticeableness), clothing, raiment. G5438 & offshoots. (a covering; possibly related to the base of G4649 through the concept of noticeableness); clothing, raiment, From G5442; a guarding, (concretely guard), the act, the person, the place, the condition, or (particularly) the time (as a division of the day or the night), hold, (im-) prison (-ment), cage, ward, watch. G5442 & offshoots. the idea of isolation; to watch, be on guard to preserve. obey, observe, avoid, beware, keep (self), save. Compare G5083. From G5453 (compare G5444); an offshoot, race or clan, kindred, tribe. to "puff" or blow, to swell up; to germinate or grow (sprout, produce), spring (up), a sprout, that is, leaf: - leaf. Comparison. G3004 to "lay" forth, relate (in words [generally of systematic or set discourse, to mean: - call, ask, bid, boast, name, describe, say (-ing, on), give out, put forth, say (-ing, on), tell, utter, shew.

Above is: Watch!

 

The Keepers of the tomb of Jesus Christ's tomb were:

"A Roman Sentry (of 100 Soldiers and their Centurian") were guarding the tomb which contained the corpse of Jesus Christ!

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(*)Jesus Christ said he would rise on the third day. Matthew 16:21..Matthew 17:23..Matthew 20:19..Mark 9:21..Mark 10:34..Luke 9:22..Luke 13:32..Luke 18:33..[The two men in shining garments ("Speaking as "one person." Luke 24:5 i.e. Ezekiel 1:24.. Revelation 1:15 with Revelation 17:15) testified that, Jesus Christ would be delivered into the hands, of a sinful "man" ("An individual male!" "manfaced, i.e, a human being, certain, man." Luke 24:7 G435 [Further study in this area, may prove, that, the man, Jesus Christ was delivered to, to be crucified, was in fact, "The Devil" himself, in human form, (i.e. John 6:70,71) who was, the God, of the (the man who betrayed Jesus Christ for thirty piece of silver!) whole world, upon the face of this earth. 2 Corinthians 4:4..1 John 3:8] to be crucified!Jesus Christ said "he would rise on the third day!"The two men in shining garments, "testified" that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead, which means that, the two men in shining garments testified that Jesus Christ had (died!) been dead!The two men in shining garments "testified" that Jesus Christ had died, and had risen from the dead!] Luke 24:1-8

 

Mark 16:1-8

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. Mk 16:1-8

 

Mark 16:1-8 with Numbers and Greek word meanings.

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had [G59 .. From G58; correctly to go to market, i.e. (by implication) to purchase; particularly to redeem: - buy, redeem. G58 .. From .. "ageiro" (to gather; possibly related to G1453); correctly the town square (as a place of public resort); implying a market or thoroughfare: - street, market (-place).] bought sweet spices, that they might come and [G218 & offshoot. oil with perfume, sumptuous, dainty.] anoint him. [The women had been to the market in the street of the town square, and purchased, sweet spicesto (anoint) perfume with oil, "the dead body of Jesus Christ."One of the Mary's was obviously, "The mother of Jesus Christ!"]

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the [G393 .. From G303 and the base of G5056; to (cause to) arise: - (make to, a-, to) rise, arise, at the rising (of), spring (up), be up. (Now, the earth is twisting, whirling in space, "H2342 formed. Psalm 90:2"and the Sun, appears to be rising up over the eastern side of the earth, now, if the earth was whirling towards the west, and the Sun was rising over the earth, then the Sun would have to chase the earth, so, the earth is whirling towards the east, which gives the impression that the Sun, which is travelling in a circuit around the Milky Way Galaxy Psalm 19:4-6 is rising over the earth, when it is not, however, the Sun is revolving in space, H8064, so the Sun, during it's revolutions, might in fact be, also revolving towards the east, and then it could be said, that, the Sun is rising up over the earth.(The Sun is possibly lifting, and pulling the earth up, as it travels upwards, in a circuit around [The Milky way Galaxy!] heaven. i.e. Stars are in heaven, Stars are in, Galaxies!)] rising of the [G2246 .. From .. (a ray; possibly related to the alternate of G138); the sun; implying light: - east, solar light, sun.] sun.

3 And they said [G3004 it was very quiet, or, the women were very quiet!] among themselves,Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was [G4970 Exceedingly (high)large!] very [G3173 big, large, greatest, high, mighty. (Were there mills around two thousands years ago, and if so, was the circular stone a large round millstone!) There could be a large round stone near Golgotha, to this day, with the seal of Pontius Pilate the Governor on it!] great.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a [G3495 ..

From the same as G3494; a youth (under forty): - a young person, (a) young man (in the prime of life.) G3494 .. as From a word derived of G3501; a youth (up to about forty years): - young man. G3501 .. A chief word, which includes the comparative (second form); "new", i.e. (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively regenerate: - new (things), fresh, newly made, recent, young.] young man [stedfast.] sitting on the right side, [G4016 .. From G4012 and G906; to throw all around, i.e. invest (with a [palisade or clothing]): - put on, array, cast about, be clothed, clothe (-d me). The angel appears to have been wearing a robe!] clothed in a [G4749 .. From G4724; equipment, i.e, (specifically) a "stole" a long fitting gown (as a mark of dignity): - long (clothing, robe), (garment. G3022 .. From .. ("light"); white: - white ] long whitegarment; and they were [G1568 .. From G1569; to utterly astonish: - affright, greatly (sore) amaze, to wonder greatly. ] affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was [G4717 exposed to death, crucified, on an instrument of capital punishment, post, pole, stake, cross. See offshoot. G4716] crucified:he is [G1453 .. Possibly related to the base of G58 (through the concept of collecting one’s physical and mental abilities); to waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e. rouse (literally from sitting, lying, sleep, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence): - awake, (a-) rise (again,up), raise (again, up), to lift, lift (up, out), take up, stand.] risen;he is not here:behold theplace wherethey [G5087 .. A lengthened form of a chief word .. theo¯ (which is used as an alternate in certain tenses); to place (in the broadest application, literally and abstractly; correctly ina passive or horizontal posture, and thus differing from G2476, which correctly denotes an upright and active position, while G2749 is correctly reflexive and utterly prostrate): - conceive, advise, appoint, ordain, purpose, make, put, lay (up, aside, down), sink down, settle, bow, kneel down, commit, give. ] laid him.

7 But go your way, tell hisdisciples andPeter thathe goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

8 And they [G1831 escape. etc,]went out [G5035 soon, (by surprise) suddenly, without delay, soon, lightly, etc.] quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they [G5156 .. From G5141; a "trembling", i.e. quaking with fear: tremble (-ing), fear had.] trembled and were [G1611 .. From G1839; a displacement of the mind, i.e. bewilderment, "ecstasy": - be amazed, amazement, astonishment, trance. ] amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were [G5399 .. From G5401; to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by similarity to be in awe of, i.e. revere: - to fear, be (sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.] afraid. Mark 16:1-8