At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split
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and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
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When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
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Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
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Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
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As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
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Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
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Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.