THE TRUE STORY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS

AS TOLD IN THE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

When did the women visit the tomb?

MARK: At the rising of the sun.
JOHN: When it was yet dark.

Who were these women?

MATTHEW: Mary Magdalene and the other Mary.
MARK: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome.
LUKE: Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and other women.
JOHN: Mary Magdalene alone.

Was the tomb open or closed?

MATTHEW: Closed.
LUKE: Open

Who else was there?

MATTHEW: An angel.
MARK: A young man.
LUKE: Two men.
JOHN: Two angels.

Where were they?

MATTHEW: Outside the tomb.
MARK, LUKE & JOHN: Inside the tomb.

Were they standing or sitting?

LUKE: Standing.
MATTHEW, MARK & JOHN: Sitting.

Did Mary Magdalene see them?

MATTHEW, MARK & LUKE: Yes she did.
JOHN: No she didn’t.

Who was frightened by the men/angels?

MATTHEW: The keepers.
MARK & LUKE: The women.

Did the women see Jesus?

MATTHEW: Yes they did.
LUKE: No they didn’t.

Did the women tell the disciples what they had seen?

MARK: No they didn’t.
LUKE: Yes they did.

Did Mary Magdalene recognise Jesus?

MATTHEW: Yes she did.
JOHN: No she didn’t.

How many disciples visited the tomb?

LUKE: Peter alone.
JOHN: Peter and one other.

Was Mary Magdalene permitted to touch Jesus?

MATTHEW: Yes she was.
JOHN: No she wasn’t. Where did Jesus appear to his disciples?

MATTHEW: In Galilee.
LUKE: In Jerusalem.

Were they convinced of the resurrection?

MATTHEW: No. Some doubted.
JOHN: Yes. All were convinced.


Source: THE BIBLE CONTRADICTS ITSELF (John Bowden)

By John Bowden

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