In c. AD 30, The Jerusalem Church's official position was “yes, Jesus's body was placed in a tomb”1
So what? Couldn't it simply be that…
In AD 30, the public stance of the Jerusalem Jews was that “Yes, Jesus's body is gone from its tomb” (crying “theft!”).
But so what? Couldn't it simply be it be that…
Specifically, the Sanhedrin member Joseph of Arimatha placed Jesus's body in a tomb.
[Full case forthcoming]
This is relevant, of coure, because it entails taht Jesus was placed in tomb.
Acts 13:29 -- [t]hey took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.
So? Plausibly, the Acts 13:29 report is unjustified? (But)1
• Hans Conzelmann: “...the form here is kerygmatic, not narrative.” [Acts of the Apostles, trans. by Limburg et. al., Ed. by Epp, Matthews (Fortress, 1963, 1987), 105.] That is to say, it was part of the original kernal preaching.
• Gary Habermas: “What may be another early creed (Acts 13:29-31, 36-37) even more clearly indicates that Jesus was buried in a tomb,” [“The Case for Christ's Resurrection” in To Everyone an Answer (IVP, 2004), 189.]