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View looking southeast at the entrance to the tomb. The rolling stone was 6 ft. [1.8 m.] in diameter and 1.2 ft. [0.4 m.] thick. It was placed between two walls, each built of hewn stone. When discovered, it still rolled in its trough.
The tomb itself was in use during the Roman Period — up until A.D. 135.
In my estimation, it was the best example of a rolling stone tomb in the country of Israel. It seems to illustrate well passages from the Gospels which speak of Jesus' tomb as being closed by a rolling stone. See especially Matthew 27:57-66; 28:1-2; Mark 15:42–47; 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–2, 10–11; and John 20:1, 11–18.
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