Image in Blake Archive Body of Christ Borne to the TombMatthew 27
 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day,lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels
Blake tells us that it is not the crucified Jesus lying entombed in a sepulcher who has the power to give Life, but it is the Jesus who stands beside us as we are called from the grave.
Four Zoas, Night IX, PAGE 117, (E 386) "And Los & Enitharmon builded Jerusalem weeping Over the Sepulcher & over the Crucified body Which to their Phantom Eyes appear'd still in the Sepulcher But Jesus stood beside them in the Spirit Separating Their Spirit from their body. Terrified at Non Existence For such they deemd the death of the body. Los his vegetable hands Outstretchd his right hand branching out in fibrous Strength Siezd the Sun. His left hand like dark roots coverd the Moon And tore them down cracking the heavens across from immense to immense Then fell the fires of Eternity with loud & shrill Sound of Loud Trumpet thundering along from heaven to heaven A mighty sound articulate Awake ye dead & come To judgment from the four winds Awake & Come away Folding like scrolls of the Enormous volume of Heaven & Earth With thunderous noise & dreadful shakings rocking to & fro The heavens are shaken & the Earth removed from its place The foundations of the Eternal hills discoverd The thrones of Kings are shaken they have lost their robes & crowns The poor smite their opressors they awake up to the harvest The naked warriors rush together down to the sea shore Trembling before the multitudes of slaves now set at liberty They are become like wintry flocks like forests stripd of leaves The opressed pursue like the wind there is no room for escape The Spectre of Enitharmon let loose on the troubled deep Waild shrill in the confusion & the Spectre of Urthona PAGE 118 (IX 26-66) Recievd her in the darkning South their bodies lost they stood Trembling & weak a faint embrace a fierce desire as when Two shadows mingle on a wall they wail & shadowy tears Fell down & shadowy forms of joy mixd with despair & grief Their bodies buried in the ruins of the Universe Mingled with the confusion. Who shall call them from the Grave"Luke 24
 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.
 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
 And they remembered his words