The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

XLIV. The Resurrection

168. The Disappearance of Jesus’ Body

        2And behold, an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone. 4And for fear the guards trembled and became like dead men.
        11Some of the guards went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers 13and said, “Tell people, 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' 14And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So they took the money and did as they were directed.
        (Mt. 28:2, 4, 11–15)

Mt. 28:2   behold, an / behold, there was a great earthquake; for an (RSV) • stone. / stone and sat upon it. (RSV)
Mt. 28:4   fear the / fear of him the (RSV)
Mt. 28:11  Some / While they were going, behold, some (RSV)   (189:2/2022–4)

169. The Women Discover the Empty Tomb

        1And when the Sabbath was past, toward the dawn of the first day of the week,a Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James,b and Salome,c bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?”
        4And they saw that the stone was rolled back. It was very large. 3But when they went in they did not find the body.
        (Mk. 16:1, 3–4; Lk. 24:3)

a   “the first day of the week”—Sunday.

b   “Mary, the mother of James”—James Alpheus, the apostle.

c   “Salome”—The mother of James and John Zebedee.

Mk. 16:1  past, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary (Mt. 28:1) / past, Mary (RSV)
Mk. 16:4  And they / And looking up, they (RSV)   (189:4/2025–6)