Where was Jesus crucified, buried and resurrected?
The third of April, 2008, is a Thursday. What location did Jesus die, be buried, and rise from the dead? Stan Wilson contributed to this article. ASSIST News Service has obtained exclusive access. THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS)- As I sit down to write this on Easter Sunday afternoon, I thought it would be appropriate to wrap up the series of stories about my tour of Israel with a visit to the two locations that are most widely believed to have been the sites of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection: the Garden Tomb and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
The ground on which it is built
|Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a slab which is said to be where Christ’s body was laid and wrapped for burial. Tourists are seen praying at the slab and kissing it. Also inside the church is a place identified as the place of the crucifixion as well as the remains of what may have been the tomb of Christ
The location on which the church is built is regarded by most Christians as Golgotha, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. It also contains the ruins of a tomb where Jesus may have been buried. Since the 4th century, the church has been a popular destination for pilgrims. Today, it serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, who is based in the city. Early Christian communities in Jerusalem appear to have staged liturgical celebrations at this place for at least three centuries, beginning with Jesus’ resurrection and continuing until the Romans conquered the city in 66 AD.
- During his reign as emperor, Constantine ordered the construction of a church beside the excavated hill of the Crucifixion in 326 AD.
- Helena, discovered the True Cross, which was located near the tomb.
- When a sick man was brought to each of them to touch them in order to determine which was the one belonging to Christ, he was miraculously healed by one of them.
- In 614, a fire ravaged the church, causing significant damage.
- The church, on the other hand, was entirely destroyed in 1009.
- The north and south walls of the cut-rock tomb were most likely shielded from further damage by rubble when the tomb was discovered.
- Till the advent of the Crusaders in 1099, control of Jerusalem, and hence of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, changed hands on a number of different occasions.
The three largest populations (Latins, Greeks, and Armenians) finally came to terms on a significant reconstruction plan in 1959.
Local masons were taught how to trim stone in the manner of the 11th century for the rotunda and in the style of the 12th century for the church, which were both built in the same year.
It is a bizarre mash-up of styles, with aspects of Byzantine, medieval, Crusader, and modern architecture mixed throughout, and each controlling Christian group has embellished its shrines in their own peculiar fashion.
However, because of its illustrious past and tremendous religious significance, a visit to the city might be extremely significant.
General Gordon determined that a rock-cut tomb in a cultivated region beyond the walls of Jerusalem was a more plausible location for the burial of Jesus the following morning, upon his arrival in the city.
Since then, however, it has been shown that the location of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was outside the city walls during the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, contrary to popular belief.
As for the Garden Tomb itself, it was discovered in 1867 and quickly recognized as the burial site of Jesus, mostly because it was located in the same region that had previously been designated as Calvary.
Why the Garden Tomb is a popular site for Protestant devotion is clear: it is clearly located outside the walls, it is next to a place that looks like the head of Christ, it is in accordance with what is imagined when reading the Gospel accounts, and it is far easier to pray and contemplate here than in the crowded Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
One issue with the Garden Tomb is that, based on its design, it appears to have been constructed during the late Old Testament period (9th-7th century BC).
Furthermore, during the Byzantine period (4th-6th century AD), the burial benches were chopped down to make way for rock sarcophagi, resulting in a significant disfigurement of the tomb.
The property’s wardens (from the Garden Tomb Association, located in the United Kingdom) emphasize that it is the resurrection of Jesus, not the matter of locating the exact location of his burial, that is most significant.
Regardless of whether or not it is historical, the Garden Tomb is a beautiful setting for pondering Christ’s death and burial, and it is unquestionably more in keeping with the Gospel stories than the dismal and urban setting of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
|The Garden Tomb is one of two places identified as possible/probable sites of Christ’s crucifixion and burial. The area in front of the tomb has been identified as a grape orchard; possibly from the time of Christ. It is presently landscaped and offers a wonderful opportunity to sit, reflect and pray
In the eyes of most Christians, the location on which the church sits represents the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, or Golgotha. It also contains the remnants of a tomb, which may have been where Jesus was laid to rest. Since the fourth century, the church has been a popular destination for pilgrims. Presently, it serves as the administrative headquarters of His Holiness, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. From the time of Christ’s resurrection until the city was conquered by the Romans in 66 AD, the early Christian community of Jerusalem appears to have celebrated liturgical festivities at this site.
- During his reign as emperor, Constantine ordered the construction of a church beside the excavated hill of the Crucifixion in 326 AD.
- Helena, came upon the True Cross, which was hidden near the tomb.
- A sick man was brought to each of them and miraculously healed by one of them in order to distinguish which one belonged to Christ.
- In 614, a fire severely destroyed the church.
- But the church was entirely demolished in the year 1009, according to legend.
- In order to prevent additional damage, it is possible that rubble was placed between the north and south walls of the cut-rock tomb.
- Control of Jerusalem, and hence the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, continued to change hands on a number of occasions until the arrival of the Crusaders in Jerusalem in 1099.
The three largest communities (Latins, Greeks, and Armenians) came to terms on a major reconstruction plan in 1959, after years of disagreement.
In order to build the rotunda, local masons were taught in the techniques of 11th-century trim, as well as those of the 12th-century trim used in the church’s construction.
It is a bizarre mash-up of styles, with aspects of Byzantine, medieval, Crusader, and modern architecture mixed throughout, and each controlling Christian group has embellished its shrines in their own unique fashion.
Nonetheless, because of its noble past and tremendous religious significance, a visit to the city may be quite enriching as well.
In the twentieth century, scholars agreed that the Church was located within the city walls.
This site is commonly referred to as the Garden Tomb in order to distinguish it from the Holy Sepulchre, and it continues to be a popular pilgrimage destination for those (usually Protestants) who have doubts about the authenticity of the Anastasis and/or do not have permission to hold services in the Church of Saint Mary Major.
By the time Herod Agrippa built the walls around Jerusalem, the location of the Holy Sepulchre had been completely encircled by them.
Eventually, the Anglican Church recognized this location as the burial ground for the Lord, and the tomb known as “Gordon’s Tomb” was renamed “Garden Tomb.” Since then, the Church has withdrew its formal support, but the Garden Tomb continues to be associated with popular Protestant religious devotion.
Although there is disagreement among experts, most accept that the Garden Tomb was not the real location of Jesus’ burial.
So it was not a brand-new tomb when Jesus was crucified, as some have speculated.
Because of this, it is apparent that early Christians did not think this was the location of Christ’s burial.
No matter whether or not it is authentic, the Garden Tomb is an excellent place to reflect on Christ’s death and burial, and it is unquestionably more in keeping with the Gospel accounts than the dark and urban scene that is found inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
|Stan Wilson is a lifetime journalist after graduating from college in 1970 with a B.A. in journalism. He worked in various positions in newspapers in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas prior to starting Southwest Kansas Faith and Family in 2001. Faith and Family is a monthly Christian newspaper serving Dodge City, Garden City and 18 other surrounding communities. He can be contacted by email [email protected]
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March 30, 2012 ~ Where Was Jesus Buried?
KIM LAWTON is a correspondent with the Associated Press. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the well-known tale of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead. But, more importantly, where does this narrative take place exactly? Only a few hints are provided by the Bible. REV. MARK MOROZOWICH (Catholic University of America): Thank you for your time. The Gospels were not truly written in order to document historical events. They were composed in order to serve as a testament of faith. LAWTON: According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified outside of Jerusalem at a location known as Golgotha, which is derived from the Aramaic word for “place of the skull.” Calvaria is the Latin word for skull, and in English, many Christians refer to the location of the crucifixion as Calvary, which is the Latin word for skull.
- Because the tomb was close by, according to John, there is where Jesus’ body was laid to rest.
- They describe it as being carved out of rock, with a massive stone in front of the entrance that could be moved in to block the way.
- MOROZOWICH: At the time of Jesus’ death on the cross, he was not a particularly prominent figure in Israeli society.
- However, there was no church constructed to commemorate his death or to acknowledge his resurrection shortly after he died.
- Helena, embarked on a journey to Jerusalem, according to historians.
- She discovered that the location had been revered by early Christians and concluded that it was Golgotha.
- MOROZOWICH: Now, throughout history, people have argued over whether it was actually there or if it was here.
LAWTON: Throughout the years, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been demolished, rebuilt, and remodeled on a number of different occasions.
However, it is regarded as one of the holiest locations in all of Christianity, drawing a large number of pilgrims and inspiring profound spiritual devotion.
The gloomy chapel commemorating the crucifixion may be found in one top corner, while the tomb can be seen on the opposite side of the building.
So those are incredibly beautiful and very touching times when a person might have a very profound relationship with God.
THE BISHOP OF MOROZOWICH: The light from the grave is brought out by the bishop, which lights and plays on this whole notion that light from the world is being brought forth once more.
It is possible that Jesus was crucified and buried in a separate location in Jerusalem known as the Garden Tomb, which some Christians, especially many Protestants, consider to be true.
In 1867, a tombstone was unearthed on the site.
LAWTON: Steve Bridge works as the assistant director of the Garden Tomb, which is located right beyond the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
We’re staring at the bridge from the side now, and you can see what appears to be two eye sockets on the rock face where we were looking before.
In Lawton, this Skull Hill towers above a historic garden, complete with cisterns and a wine press, which may imply that it was once the property of a wealthy individual.
Bridge: The tomb itself is at least two thousand years old, according to archaeological evidence.
However, it is almost definitely more than 2,000 years old.
A large stone would be rolled across the threshold, effectively sealing the entrance.
BRIDGE: As a result, there is enough burial space for at least two bodies, and maybe more.
Joseph had constructed a family tomb for himself and his family, and it was dedicated to them.
LAWTON: On that day, as far as people were concerned, it was the end of the tale, and it was also the end of one who they had believed would be the Messiah, for a dead Messiah is no good.
LAWTON: According to Bridge, the Garden Tomb is not attempting to establish a competitive relationship with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
What we believe we have here is something that corresponds to the description in the Bible.
LAWTON: On the other hand, we and the Holy Sepulchre would be precisely the same on that point, delivering the same tale but at a different location.
MOROZOWICH: The path he took is extremely, extremely significant.
As a result, he is just as real and present in Mishawaka, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., as he is in Israel. LAWTON: Hello, my name is Kim Lawton and I’m here to report.
The Garden Tomb: Where Jesus Rose Again?
JERUSALEM (JTA) – On Easter Sunday, millions of Christians across the world will gather to commemorate the resurrection of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thousands of Christian pilgrims have been to Jerusalem in recent years to view what many believe to be the place of Jesus’ resurrection, according to tradition. A location known as The Garden Tomb, which some believe to be the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea, is located near the heart of Jerusalem in an area known as the Old City. Here is where some believe Jesus died, was buried, and subsequently resurrected from the grave.
- The Garden Tomb Association was created 125 years ago when a group of British Christians purchased the garden.
- “It is a perfect portrayal of the Biblical stories found at the conclusion of each of the four Gospels that we have here in the Garden of Eden.
- Taking a Tour of the Garden Every year, approximately a quarter of a million people come to The Garden Tomb to pay their respects.
- According to him, “what we plan out is the fundamental geography that we have in the Bible.” “In a site called Golgotha, outside of the city walls, Jesus was crucified and died.
Some of the most common inquiries from Christian groups, Bridge said, are “can we be sure this is the location where Jesus died and was brought to life?” and “can we be confident that this is the location where Jesus was crucified and resurrected to life.” “People frequently inquire as to why there are two locations, here and there, where the Holy Sepulcher is located.” Taking a Closer Look at the Evidence The debate arises because some think that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, rather than the Garden Tomb, is the true site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- In 326 A.D., Constantine’s mother, Queen Helena, assisted in the construction of the cathedral.
- For example, in the second century, the Roman emperor Hadrian constructed a temple on the site because local Christians revered the location as the site of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
- According to the gospel of John, “there was a garden at the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.” (John 19:38; John 19:41) Having a garden requires a lot of water, which is especially important in the arid Middle East.
- It has been in use for 2,000 years and has a capacity of around 200,000 gallons of water.
- It has been dated to at least 2,000 years, and maybe much longer “Bridge provided an explanation to CBN News.
- “It is a solid piece of rock that has been chiseled out.
- “In front of the tomb door, you can see a channel that was created by the stone that would have been used to seal the tomb entrance when it was rolled back into place.
According to Bridge, “what we’re looking at while we’re gazing in this direction is the passageway leading into the burial chamber itself.” As for the interior of the burial chamber, “you’ll see that there are two spots where a person would be laid, one right down here and one over here,” says the guide.
- However, whether it is the Garden Tomb or the Church of the Holy Sepulcher that is the place of Jesus’ resurrection, many Christian travelers leave with a powerful affirmation of their trust in the presence of God.
- We’d like to bring some of that fervor back by affirming that Jesus is who he claims to be, that he is the son of God, and that he did walk this world “Kelcey Gillespie, a Christian who came to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage, shared her story with us.
- “The Bible writers were not very concerned in determining the location of Jesus’ death.
- “The Bible writers themselves were far more concerned with the person of Jesus Christ than with the events surrounding him.
- And we as Christians, representing all of the world’s faiths, serve a living God who has triumphed over death, who has dealt with the sin in our lives, and who continues to do so “Meryon shared his thoughts.
- “And so, here in the Garden, we want people to carry away the live Lord Jesus, which is exactly what we want them to do.
Historically, the Easter weekend is regarded as “the weekend that transformed the world.” “He went on to say more. “This weekend marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection for me and for you.” – The show first aired on March 31, 2010.
Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?
QuestionAnswer On the cross, after saying, “It is done,” Jesus bent his head and surrendered his spirit, according to the Bible (John 19:30). His lifeless corpse remained on the cross until it was taken down and put in a neighboring tomb (John 19:40–42). His spirit, on the other hand, was somewhere else. Thirty-two hours later, He was raised from the dead by the reunification of his body and spirit (John 20). There has been some debate concerning where Jesus was during the three days between His death and resurrection—that is, where His spirit was during that time period.
- During Jesus’ entry into His kingdom, the believing thief requests to be remembered, and Jesus responds, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:42).
- As a result, upon His death, Jesus was taken to the region of blessing where God resides—heaven.
- Another text is frequently cited in the debate of where Jesus was during the three days that elapsed between His death and His resurrection.
- According to this understanding, the spirits Jesus addressed may have been either demonic or human in nature, but not both.
- Peter does not tell us what Jesus said to the spirits that were imprisoned, but it could not have been a message of redemption since angels cannot be rescued, as we know from the Bible (Hebrews 2:16).
- However, there is another reading of the text from 1 Peter.
- The fact that Jesus had “in spirit” taught to the people of Noah’s day while they were still alive on earth is provided by Peter as a footnote to the passage.
- The wordnow in 1 Peter 3:19 is included for clarity in the Amplified Bible and the New American Standard Bibles of 1977 and 1995, and it contrasts with the words “long ago” (NIV) and “formerly” (ESV) in 1 Peter 3:20.
The Amplified Bible and the New American Standard Bibles of 1977 and 1995 include the wordnow in 1 To further understand, consider the following paraphrase of 1 Peter 3:18–20: When Jesus died in the flesh, He was raised to life in the Spirit (it was by means of this same Spirit that Jesus preached to those who are currently imprisoned—those souls who rebelled during the period of God’s great patience when Noah was constructing the ark).
The prophet Noah was used by Jesus to teach spiritually to the people of Noah’s day, according to this viewpoint.
Another verse, Ephesians 4:8–10, is cited in the explanation of Jesus’ actions during the three days that elapsed between His death and resurrection.
According to the English Standard Version, Christ “led a multitude of prisoners.” Some believe that phrase alludes to an occurrence that is not mentioned anywhere else in the Bible, namely, that Jesus gathered all of the saved who were in paradise and transported them to their eternal home in heaven.
Another interpretation of Ephesians 4 is that the phrase “ascended up high” is a direct allusion to Jesus’ ascension.
In His triumph, Jesus had beaten and captured our spiritual adversaries, including the devil, death, and the curse of sin, and He had taken them captive.
The only thing we can be certain of is that, according to Jesus’ own words on the cross, He was taken up to be with the Father in paradise.
As well as this, we may confidently state that because His work of salvation was completed, Jesus did not have to suffer in hell. Questions regarding Jesus Christ (return to top of page) What happened to Jesus during the three days that elapsed between His death and resurrection?
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What Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus
On June 26, 2000, the television network ABC broadcasted a documentary titled The Search for Jesus. Peter Jennings, the network’s most prominent news anchor, conducted interviews with liberal and conservative experts of early Christianity to learn more about what we may learn about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection from historical records. The series came to a close with a powerful speech from New Testament scholar Paula Fredriksen, who is not herself a Christian. In response to questions about Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances, Fredriksen stated, “I know that what they saw was the risen Jesus in their own words.” That’s what they claim, and then all of the historical information we have afterwards confirms their belief that this is exactly what they witnessed.
- I was not present.
- But, as a historian, I’m confident that they must have witnessed something significant.
- Fredriksen is not the only one who believes that these followers must have witnessed something unusual.
- This is what sparked the birth of the world’s most populous religion.
- Two thousand years later, the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection is being preached by billions of Christians in almost every country and in nearly every language spoken on the face of the planet Earth.
A Bedrock Confession
Following the death and resurrection of Jesus, according to the earliest source we have for the event, a hidden pearl contained inside 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus appeared to a number of individuals and organizations, as well as at least one adversary. This creedal tradition, according to practically all academics, dates to within five years after Jesus’ death. We can trace our lineage back to the early years of the Christian movement in Jerusalem, to the foundational confession of the very first disciples of Jesus, thanks to the use of this source.
- After then, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, the vast majority of them are still alive, but some have passed away, according to the records.
- There is no other inventory of Resurrection appearances like this anywhere else in the New Testament, or even in all of ancient literature, to compare.
- As well as this, we discover that Jesus appeared to three groups of people: the Twelve (excluding Judas), more than 500 early followers, and the entire assembly of apostles.
- When Paul indicates that the majority of them are still alive, he takes a risk with his reputation and puts it on the line.
- The fact that reliable eyewitness testimony to the risen Jesus was easily accessible in the decades following his resurrection might be seen as evidence of this.
- “It is remarkable,” argues the agnostic New Testament scholar Bart D.
- What is the reason behind this?
It was bestowed to Mary Magdalene the distinction of being not only the first person in history to view the resurrected Jesus, but also the first person in history to announce, “I have seen the Lord!” (See also John 20:18.) Whatever it was that these eyewitnesses witnessed changed their lives to the point that they were prepared to suffer and die as a result.
On his excursions around the Roman Empire, he was beaten, imprisoned, stoned, hungry, and lost at sea, and he was always in risk of being attacked by every kind of evil.
For example, Peter was nailed on a cross. James had been stoned. Paul was executed by beheading. Whatever it was that they witnessed was worth risking their lives for. They sealed their testimony with the blood of their victims.
The Magic Wand of ‘Mass Hysteria’
Some historians have hypothesized that the eyewitnesses to the Resurrection were just hallucinating in order to explain away these appearances of the Resurrection. Dale Allison, a New Testament scholar, has written a great book, Resurrecting Jesus, in which he analyzes the scientific research and literature on hallucinations that have been published. He finds that in documented occurrences, there are four things that do not occur, as follows: (or rarely happen). For starters, hallucinations are seldom witnessed by many individuals or groups over a prolonged period of time, according to research.
Third, no evidence has ever been shown to support the claim that a deceased person has been revived.
(It’s also worth noting that hallucinations are not often associated with the founding of global movements or the establishment of world religions.) Nonetheless, in the case of Jesus’ resurrection appearances, every single one of these extremely rare or seemingly impossible circumstances has come to pass in the same instance.
Even if one person has a hallucination, twelve people at the same time?
“These are valid concerns, and waving the magical wand of’mass hysteria’ will not make them go away.” “Mass hysteria is not a panacea for all problems.”
In the face of such a compelling historical record, the only alternative option offered by credible experts is some form of “I don’t know.” “That Jesus’ followers (and later Paul) had Resurrection experiences is, in my opinion, a fact,” argues noted New Testament scholar E. P. Sanders in The Historical Figure of Jesus. “That Jesus’ followers (and later Paul) had Resurrection experiences is, in my opinion, a fact.” What the truth was that gave rise to the experiences I do not know.” Jordan Peterson, a well-known professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, is also included in this group of individuals.
Upon being questioned explicitly if Jesus had truly arose from the grave, Peterson said, “I’d need to think about it for approximately three more years before I’d even attempt a response beyond what I’ve already said.” The cautious-point agnostic’s of view is one that ought to be heard.
Nonetheless, if someone with an open mind and heart, such as Peterson, pursues the evidence wherever it goes, I am confident that he will find himself at Jesus’ feet, saying with Thomas, “My Lord and my God!” (See also John 20:28.)
The remarkable character of Jesus’ resurrection reminds me of a moment from Shakespeare’sHamlet, which is one of my favorite scenes in all of literature. The play starts with the “wondrous weird” apparition of Hamlet’s deceased father to Bernardo and Marcellus, and then to Hamlet’s friend Horatio, which are described as “wondrous odd” in nature. As the skeptic of the group, Horatio is challenged by Hamlet to reconsider his skepticism about supernatural events in the following exchange: But this is amazing weird!
- In any case, as a stranger, please accept my greetings.
- When Shakespeare communicates via Hamlet, he is advising us to be prepared for the unthinkable.
- It is, without a doubt, marvelous and weird that the ghost of Hamlet’s father is coming to people, but do not dismiss it just on the basis of this fact.
- Everything in our magnificent planet (and beyond) is happening at a faster rate than you can possibly fathom.
- The ancient world, as well as present times, should be viewed with an open mind when miraculous claims are made.
The most crucial question to ask about any miracle claim is, “What proof do you have to back up your claim?” After all, even from the most critical researchers’ perspective, we have seen that the weight of the historical evidence attests that a large number of persons and groups thought they had seen the rising Jesus.
- What makes you think they’re lying?
- Moreover, we can look beyond the first century to see how belief in the Resurrection laid the groundwork for all of Western civilization, inspiring some of the world’s greatest works of art and literature as well as works of music, film, philosophy, morality, and ethics.
- And if all of that isn’t enough, let our Horatios look around at the billions of people all across the globe who are willing to attest to how the living Christ has altered their lives right before their eyes.
- They have discovered in Christ all of the treasures of wisdom and understanding that can be found.
- They are looking for it in you.
- Before Easter goes away into the shuffle of regular life, ask your neighbor: What (or who) did all those witnesses witness and how did they perceive it?
- This is indeed a wondrous strangeness!
- Justin Bass is a professor of New Testament at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan, where he lives with his wife and children.
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The Resurrection of Jesus – Bible Story
After the Sabbath had ended, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb early the next morning, which was the first day of the week. When an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and went to the tomb, he rolled the stone back and took up a position on it, causing a severe earthquake to occur. 3His look was as flashy as lightning, and his clothing were as white as the snow around him. 4When he appeared, the guards trembled and looked like dead men, such was their terror at his appearance.
- Come and have a look at the spot where he was buried.
- 9 Suddenly, Jesus appeared in front of them.
- They walked up to him, clasped his feet, and prostrated themselves before him.
- I have overcome the world.” Tell my brothers to travel to Galilee, where they will be able to meet me.
12After the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they handed over a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’14If this report reaches the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.
- Furthermore, this myth has continued to be extensively repeated among Jews until this very day.
- 17When they saw him, they worshipped him, but others were skeptics about him.
- And without a doubt, I will be with you constantly, till the end of the era.” Immediately after the Sabbath had ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased spices so that they may go to the tomb and anoint Jesus’ corpse.
- They were startled to discover that the massive stone had been rolled away as they raised their eyes to the sky.
- 6″Don’t be afraid,” he assured the audience.
- He isn’t in the room.
- However, when you get there, inform his followers and Peter that “He is going ahead of you into Galilee.” It is there that you will find him, exactly as he promised you.'” 8With trembling and bewilderment, the ladies rushed out of the tomb and ran away.
- 9When Jesus arose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast seven devils out the previous night.
- 11After hearing that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they were skeptical and refused to believe it.
- The remainder, however, did not trust them when they returned and told what had happened.
- 15He told them, “Go throughout all the world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” He meant it.
Moreover, the following signs will accompany those who believe: “In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;18they will pick up snakes with their hands, and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will lay their hands on sick people, and they will recover.” Following his words to them, the Lord Jesus was carried up into heaven, where he now sits at the right side of the Father.
20After that, the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them, confirming his word by the signs that followed his message.
3But when they went into the tomb, they were unable to locate the body of the Lord Jesus because the stone had been rolled away.
5The ladies knelt down to the ground, their faces pressed against the earth, but the men questioned them, saying, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” 6He is not present; he has risen from the dead!
9When they returned from the tomb, they told the Eleven and the rest of the group about all that had happened.
11However, they did not trust the women since their comments appeared to them to be complete gibberish to them.
When he bent over, he noticed the pieces of linen laying by themselves, and he walked away, puzzled as to what had happened.
14They were exchanging information with one another about all that had occurred.
17He inquired of them, “What are you talking about as you go down the street?” They remained still, their expressions gloomy.
“It’s all about Jesus of Nazareth,” they said in response.
20The chief priests and our rulers gave him over to be sentenced to death, and he was crucified;21but we had thought that he was the one who would bring Israel back from the brink of destruction.
22In addition, some of our female colleagues astounded us.
This group of people showed in and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who had assured them that he was still alive.
26Didn’t the Messiah have to go through all of this in order to be able to enter his glory?” He began with Moses and all the Prophets and worked his way down the line, explaining to them all that has been written about himself in the Scriptures.
29However, they pressed him to stay with them, saying, “Stay with us, for it is now dark; the day is almost done.” So he moved in with them for a while.
31At that point, their eyes were awakened, and they recognized him, and he vanished from view.
33They rose to their feet and immediately returned to Jerusalem.
“The Lord has risen from the dead and has appeared to Simon,” says the Lord.
36While they were still debating this, Jesus himself appeared among them and addressed them, saying, “Peace be with you.” 37They were astonished and terrified, believing they had witnessed a ghost.
It is, in fact, I myself!
While they were still unable to believe it due to their excitement and amazement, he said, “Do you have anything here to eat?” In their presence, they handed him a piece of roasted fish, which he accepted and consumed in their presence.
45After that, Jesus opened their brains to enable them to comprehend the Scriptures.
48You are present as eyewitnesses to these events.
50After he had led them out to the area around Bethany, he blessed them by raising his hands in the air and blessing them.
52At that point, they prostrated themselves before him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
The tomb was empty when Mary Magdalene arrived at it early on the first day of the week, when it was still dark.
Consequently, she ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, who was also Jesus’ favorite, and exclaimed, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we have no idea where they’ve hidden him!” 3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
He saw the strips of linen lying there,7as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head.
8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside.
9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead) (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
15He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?
She then turned to face him.
Tell my brothers instead, “I am rising to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” The disciples were informed by Mary Magdalene that she had seen the Lord: “I have seen the Lord!” In addition, she informed them that he had made similar remarks to her.
20After saying this, he extended his hands and showed them his side.
21Once more, Jesus exclaimed, “Peace be with you!
25As a result, the other disciples informed him that they had witnessed the Lord.
Despite the fact that the doors were closed, Jesus entered and stood among them, saying, “Peace be with you!” He then instructed Thomas to “Put your finger here; look at my hands.” 28 You can put your hand into my side if you reach out your hand.
29Then Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen but have believed.” “Blessed are those who have not seen but have believed,” Jesus said.
Those writings, on the other hand, are written in order for you to come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life through his name.
6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred siblings and sisters at the same time, the vast majority of them are still alive, but some have passed away.
14And if Christ has not been risen from the dead, our preaching, as well as your faith, is pointless.
However, he did not resurrect him if it is true that the dead do not rise.
18However, if Christ has not been resurrected from the dead, your faith is pointless, and you remain in your sins.
19If our trust in Christ is merely for this life, then we are the most pitiable of all people on the face of the earth.
21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
55 “Where has your victory gone, O Death?” “Where has your sting gone, O Death?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
He grants us victory through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The gospel I preach is based on this, which is why it says: “When he went to the highest point, he took many prisoners and bestowed gifts on his people.” 9(Other than the fact that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions, what does “he ascended” mean?
25I am confident that my redeemer is alive and that, in the end, he will appear on the earth.
When you were dead in your sins and uncircumcised in your flesh, God raised you from the dead through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
4Thus, we were buried with him through baptism into death so that, just as Christ was resurrected from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too could have a new life in Christ.
Because we understand that our old self died with him, so that the body ruled by sin could be abolished and we would no longer be slaves to sin—7because anyone who has died has been set free from the power of sin.
9For we know that, because Christ has been raised from the dead, he will never die again; death will no longer have the upper hand in his life.
10With his death, he put an end to sin for all time; but with his life, he puts an end to sin for all time. 11In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.