Burial Cloth - Did you ever wonder and think: Just 'why'
did Jesus fold up this cloth and lay it, separated from the
other linen after His resurrection?
perhaps you have read the account in Holy Writ, the Holy
Bible, and simply didn't pay much attention to it. If so, I
have a wonderful revelation for you!
Writ states, "Then Simon Peter . . . arrived and went into
the garden tomb, in the Garden of Gethsemane. He saw the
strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth
that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up
by itself, separate from the linen." (Gospel of John 20:6,7
burial cloth had been placed over the face of Jesus just
before His burial in the tomb. Traditionally, in accordance
with Jewish burial customs the strips of linen, cloth
seperate from the burial cloth over the face, had been
wrapped around Jesus' body before burial in the tomb. While
the strips of linen were simply lying there, the cloth that
had covered the face of Jesus was folded up by itself,
seperated from the grave clothes, the strips of linen.
Jesus had put aside His strips of linen and had taken the
time to fold up his burial cloth and set it apart from the
strip of linen. Why? Why does Holy Writ emphasize the
importance of this, taking an entire verse to tell us about
it? What is the importance? Is it significant? Keep reading
for an amazing revelation!
order to understand the significance of the folded cloth,
you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition.
The folded napkin had to do with a clear message between a
Master and his Servant. Every Jewish person knows this
tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for his
master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master
wanted it. After the table was perfectly furnished
perfectly then the servant would wait, just out of sight,
until the master had finished eating. The servant would not
dare touch that table, until the master was
the master was done eating, he would rise from the table,
wipe his fingers, his mouth and clean his beard. The master
would then wad up that napkin into a ball and toss it onto
the table. The servant would then know to clear the table.
The wadded napkin give the clear message, saying, "I'm
However, 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. The folded
cloth give this clear message, saying, "I'm not finished
yet. I'm coming back!"
those who are familiar with Holy Writ, or the Holy Bible,
understand, know and believe that indeed, it is very true:
Jesus, Y'Shua, is coming back! ~ Ms.CiCi
when I wrote and published this article the response
was indeed overwhelming! One question kept arising
from various "person's of the cloth" who wanted to use it
in a sermon, and asked for the 'source' of the contained
information. I must admit not only was I
surprised, but equally saddened.
Perhaps, being a Jewess, I did
have a bit of an 'cultural information edge.'
However, it was nothing more than anyone could learn for
themselves had one just taken the time to prayerfully
study the Word and do a bit of cultural