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Presenting biblical answers to tough questions

Q: Where was Jesus during the time between his death and resurrection?

A: If this is a question about Jesus’ body between his death and resurrection, then it will be easy to answer. However, the question of what happened to Christ’s Spirit after He died is an extremely complex question that remains unresolved even to this day. We will briefly discuss both issues here.

Physically, Christ’s body was removed from the cross late Friday evening by Joseph of Arimathea (Luke 23:50-52). He placed Jesus’ body in his own family tomb (Mark 15:46) because it was nearby and they had to work fast to be fini...


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