Ken Dark

ROLLING TOMB STONE. The forecourt of this tomb cuts through the courtyard house that may have once been Jesus’ home. Initially this was confusing, as Jewish law would not permit burials to take place near habitations, but the courtyard house had been abandoned prior to the installation of the tombs as evidenced by a period of quarrying. Both structures date to the first century A.D. The rock “door” would be similar to the stone that covered the entrance to the tomb of Jesus, which was rolled away at the resurrection (Mark 16:3; Matthew 28:2; Luke 24:2; John 20:1).