The Messiah was Buried with the Rich
Prophecy: The Messiah was Buried with the Rich
As it was written in the Tanakh (NIV & TLV),
Buried with the Rich
The Messiah died humiliated and was originally given a burial like that given to the wicked, but was eventually exalted and buried with the rich.
How did Messiah Jesus Fulfill this Prophecy?
Jesus was Buried in a New Tomb Belonging to a Rich Man
Matthew reminded us in the New Covenant of the Messianic prophecy mentioned in Isaiah 53:9 that “When he dies, he is buried with the rich man.”
Matthew 27:57-60 “ 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
Joseph was a prominent member of the Council (Mark 15:43) who opposed the plot to kill Jesus (Luke 23:51). He secretly became a disciple of Jesus (John 19:38). He was a rich man, so he had a new unused tomb on the outskirts of the capitol (Matthew 27:60). As a disciple of Jesus, he wanted to show respect by giving Jesus a proper disposal of His body under the Jewish tradition. John 19:39-40 further proves Joseph’s noble and sincere heart as the verses mention the use of extremely valuable spices.