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What kind of seal would make the tomb secure (Matthew 27:66)?

Matthew 27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by l sealing the stone and setting a guard.

Matthew 27:62 - 66

ESV - 62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 And said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the reference to a seal in the cited passage was not referring to a means of materially increasing the difficulty of opening the tomb, but rather to a method of indicating that an attempt to breach the tomb had been made, by the presence (for example) of a cord attached to the door and walls, held on by wax stamped with some kind of signet. (The guard mentioned in the cited passage would have been the more forceful means of preventing disturbance of the tomb.)

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