Resources » Reformation Study Bible » Mark » Mark 15:42

Mark 15:42

15:42 day of Preparation. The day before the Sabbath (Friday; John 19:14 note). Food was prepared before sunset, when the Sabbath began. Joseph would have to buy the linen, make arrangements for Jesus’ burial, and ready the tomb (vv. 43–46) in the three hours remaining between Jesus’ death and sunset.