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not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed." For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
144. Jesus appears first to Mary Magdalene.
THEN the disciples went away again unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou? whom "seekest thou?" She, supposing him to be the
linen cloth in which Joseph wrapped the body, which was a fine loose vestment, and seems not to have been left behind when Christ arose. The former are called Othonia, the latter Sindon.
2 Folded up in an orderly manner; a circumstance not likely to have happened, had the body been stolen away, as the soldiers were bribed to report.
b That the body was taken away out of the sepulchre, as Mary Magdalene had said, of which, until then, they had doubted.
gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary." She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her," "Touch me "not; for I am not yet ascended to my "Father: but go to my brethren, and say "unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your "God."
145. Jesus' second appearance.
AND as they went to tell his disciple, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail." And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, "Be not afraid go tell my brethren that "they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
a The garden-keeper.
b Detain me not now, the time of my ascension is not yet. Namely, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome.
his gracious permission.
It is observable the endearing substitution of brethren for disciples.
146. The conduct of the Roman soldiers and Jewish rulers.
Now when they were going, be- Place. hold, some of the watch came into Jerusalem. the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 'So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
147. Other women visit the sepulchre.
Place. Garden near
Now the first day of the upon week, very early in the morning, Mount Calthey came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had
* For a soldier to sleep on his post was death by the Roman military discipline, and that sixty Roman soldiers should be asleep at the same time on guard, and confess they slept on their post is to the last degree incredible.
b Bear you harmless.
Namely, Joanna, wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, with several Galilean women, who had stood beholding the crucifixion, and certain women of Jerusalem, either led by a spirit of devotion to Christ, or called in to assist in the practice of anointing the dead. Probably they fell in by chance with Mary Magdalene in their return from the sepulchre, and accompanied her back.
prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? he is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake to you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the postles. And their words seemed to them as ille tales, and they believed them not. Then arse Peter, and ran' unto the sepulehre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen elothes hid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
A second time. Sec. 143.
148. Jesus appears to the two disciples who went
Time. A. D. 33.
AND, behold, two of Evening of them went that same day to The way bethe Lord's a village called Emmaus, tween Jernday, or the which was from Jerusalem salem and third day about three-score furlongs. crucifixion. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, "What manner of communications are "these that ye have one to another, as ye "walk, and are sad ?" And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things whichare come to pass there in these days? and he said unto them, "What things?" And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and ward before God and all the people: and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside al this, today is the third day since these things were
* Two of the disciples.
Respecting the death and resurrection of Jesus.
They were prevented from knowing with whom they conversed.