1. Question, for Historical Interpretation of Sabbath Law
What Sabbath considerations might have applied - that would lead to a request to take Jesus' body down from the cross?
- Does the Greek syntax entail that the Sabbath is actually being given as the justification?
- Or, can Deuteronomy 21:22-32 be reasonably injected as the justification?
2. The Texts :
NASB, John 19:31 - Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath ...
NASB, Deuteronomy 21:22-23 - “If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, 23 his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day ...