Matthew 27:58

He went to Pilate, and begged for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
He came to Pilate. "Came boldly, says S. Mark , for though, for fear of the Jews, he was a secret disciple, yet he fearlessly entered on this difficult work; for he was both strengthened by Christ and urged on by the Blessed Virgin (see above, ver55). "From this we may see, says Victor of Antioch, "his great resolution and boldness, for he nearly sacrificed his own life for Christ"s sake, by drawing down on himself the suspicions of his Jewish enemies;" and S. Chrysostom, "The boldness of Joseph is highly to be admired, when for love of Christ he incurred peril of death, and exposed himself to general hatred." S. Luke and S. Mark say, "who also himself waited for the Kingdom of God." He hoped, i.e, through Christ, for heavenly love, and thus risked danger for His sake. And begged the body of Jesus. S. Anselm (Dial. de Pass.) says it was revealed to himself by the Blessed Virgin that Joseph gave this reason, among others, for his request, that His mother was dying of grief for her only...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The Roman laws forbade sepulture to be given to criminals, without an express permission from the judges. (Bible de Vence, and Menochius)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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