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Mark 15:45-46

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.

2 sn See the note on the word centurion in 15:39.

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.”

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