"his body later dumped in a common grave" - I think that something like this is what happened.At any rate, if there's one thing that both David and I agree on, it is that there is inevitable uncertainty about some things that we wish we could be certain about.
"where the disciples then retrieved it and gave it a proper burial" - I am persuaded that the disciples wanted to do this but am also persuaded that they were unable to. Had they been able to, I think they would have told a different story than the one found in Mark. Indeed, the way that later Gospels rewrote the story in Mark shows how much they wished they could have done this.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Burial of Jesus (and a recent review of it) have been mentioned on Lingamish. Just for clarification, the post there says: