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The Meaning and Significance of Jesus’ Resurrection

Each of the four Gospels clearly affirms Jesus’ bodily resurrection from the grave, but no one Gospel gives all the details. In this article we will emphasize chapter 28 of Matthew’s account, but we will also consider the parallel accounts in Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20 for their complementary details. The Vindication of Christ  Early on Sunday morning Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James went to look at the grave. Salome also went (Mark 16:1), as did Joanna and other women (Luke 24:10). The women took spices to anoint Jesus as an expression of their devotion. The love and faithfulness of the women led to the opportunity to see the empty tomb. God had intervened by causing a great earthquake. He subsequently sent a majestic angel to roll away the stone that blocked the entrance...

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