Joseph of Arimathea placed Jesus’s body in a tomb. This is relevant because it entails Jesus's body was placed in a tomb.
The Jews at the time and place of Jesus’s death were testifying that his corpse was entombed.
• …their public stance was that Jesus’s tomb was missing its corpse (because of theft)
This is relevant because their belief in the empty tomb (and therefore entombment) was likely justified. After all, if Jesus's body was not gone, then those Jews would have had no persuasive reason to admit that it was.
In c. AD 30, the Jerusalem church’s official position was that Jesus’s body was entombed.
• …they fabricated the entombment to invent empty tomb apologetics.1
• …they were accidentally endorsing a lie that they had fallen for.2
The ancient Acts 13:29 report affirms that Jesus was placed in a tomb.1
• … The Acts 13:29 report is unjustified?2
• 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.]
The reports of Jesus's entombment appear entirely uncontested. (There are no relevant competing reports.)
Jesus’s corpse was left on the cross (not put in a tomb). [Forthcoming]
Jesus's corpse was placed in a trench after being crucified. [Forthcoming]
Jesus's corpse was thrown in a communal pit after being crucified.[Forthcoming]