- September 28, 2007 at 3:52 pm #1745
Why did Jesus fold his burial cloth
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This one was informative and good. Hope you enjoy it.
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed
over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave
clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was
neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. Is that
important? You’d better believe it! Is that significant? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The
folded napkin had to do w/ the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the
master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant
would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe
his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that
napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, “I’m done”. But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because the servant knew that the folded napkin meant, “I’m not finished yet.”
The folded napkin meant, “I’m coming back!”
He is Coming Back!September 28, 2007 at 9:51 pm #8616
That’s a pretty powerful image. What website did this come from?September 29, 2007 at 12:03 am #8617
That came as a e-mail from my relative with no source attachedSeptember 29, 2007 at 11:00 pm #8618
Due to the wide-spread email distribution, finding a source on Google would be time-consuming because everyone is posting the story on blogs, forums, and websites.September 30, 2007 at 12:18 am #8619
But do you think that e-mail from my relative has any meaning or thruth?October 2, 2007 at 5:30 am #8620
It is an inspiring story but it relies on a fact of ancient Jewish dining etiquette that I have had no luck in finding elsewhere.October 2, 2007 at 11:44 am #8621
The only thing I could really find on the topic is this: http://christianblogs.christianet.com/1178763975.htm but it’s not much, nor is it scholarly.
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