17 Aftermath pp 128-133

17 Aftermath pp 128-133 - LIFE:Aftermath1 TheEmptyTomb

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    LIFE: Aftermath 1 The Empty Tomb All references to Jesus’ Resurrection, even those  from opponents of Christians, imply that the tomb  was empty All say or imply it was on the 3 rd  day This detail might be symbolic since it recalls Hosea’s  assurance that, though God would punish Israel for sin,  God will heal and restore Israel soon: “After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will  raise us up.” (Hosea 6:2)
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    LIFE: Aftermath 2 The Gospels say that women were the first  witnesses to the Resurrection  Since women were regarded as unreliable witnesses, it  is unlikely that Christians would make up a story like this By itself, the empty tomb is ambiguous; the  women and the disciples don’t seem to know what  to make of it It is hard to imagine that no one checked the burial  place once Christians claimed that Jesus had  been raised from the dead
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    LIFE: Aftermath 3 Appearances Paul’s is the earliest written account 1 Corinthians 15 from around 55 CE Paul quotes two, set, parallel formulas Paul has no mention of empty tomb, women witnesses,  specific places or times of appearances Paul tries to explain that the life of Christians after their  death, the risen life of Christians Paul’s explanation of life after death is modeled on the  risen Jesus whom Paul claimed to have experienced Paul explains that the the Resurrection was real, but that it  was an entry into a different form of existence from earthly  life
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    LIFE: Aftermath 4 Gospel Resurrection Stories Mark’s Short Ending
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17 Aftermath pp 128-133 - LIFE:Aftermath1 TheEmptyTomb

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