Jewish law is unequivocal in establishing absolutely, and uncompromisingly, that the dead must be buried in the earth. Man's body returns to the earth as it was. However, to have the deceased buried above the ground, not surrounded by earth, is unquestionably prohibited. God's words to Adam are, "For dust thou are and unto dust shalt thou return." Later, the Bible crystallizes God's words into positive law, ki kavor tikberenu, "Thou shalt surely bury him" (Deuteronomy 21:23).

Of the four biblical resurrections of the Bible no humans including Jesus were exhumed from the ground. Was it too cumbersome and tedious to record a disinter. Jesus and Lazarus were buried behind stone graves. Jarius daughter and Tabitha were not buried yet.

(Jesus) There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

(Lazarus) Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

(Jarius daughter) And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

(Tabitha) Peter made them all leave the room. Then he got down on his knees and prayed. He turned to her body and said, “Tabitha, get up!” She opened her eyes and looked at Peter and sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and lifted her up.

It is an ancient Jewish custom to purchase a gravesite during one's lifetime and to own it outright prior to burial. The Bible states explicitly that Abraham bought a grave for Sarah. Likewise, Joseph was buried in the family plot that his father Jacob had acquired in the city of Shechem. How uncharacteristic that Jesus didn't have a family plot to have a mother of the lineage of David with no family plot.