“So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in how new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.” (Mt 27: 59-61 NRSV)
“The Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where the body was laid.” (Mark 15: 46-47 NRSV)
“The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.” (Luke 23: 55-56 NRSV)
John’s Gospel is the only one that does not include mention of women at the tomb of Jesus. Since his Passion narrative is always read on Good Friday, it’s easy to miss their presence.
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