15:45 When Pilate 1 was informed by the centurion, 2 he gave the body to Joseph. 15:46 After Joseph 3 bought a linen cloth 4 and took down the body, he wrapped it in the linen and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock. 5 Then 6 he rolled a stone across the entrance 7 of the tomb.
1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Pilate) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Joseph of Arimathea) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn The term σινδών (sindwn) can refer to a linen cloth used either for clothing or for burial.
5 tn That is, cut or carved into an outcropping of natural rock, resulting in a cave-like structure (see L&N 19.25).
6 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
7 tn Or “to the door,” “against the door.”