I came across these interesting passages in the NT and was curious what the christian explanation is.
The story of the resurrection and the tomb is one of the most widely debated Christian topics I’ve seen lately. The 4 books of the bible do not agree with one another on the story of the tomb.
John says it was still dark when Mary went to the tomb, while all the other books say it was very early in the morning, or just after sunrise or right at dawn.
Matthew 28:1 “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb”
Mark 16:2 “Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb”
Luke 24:1 “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb”
John 20:1 “Early on the first day of the week, =“DarkGreen”]while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.”
How many women visited the tomb, was it Mary alone, or was it Mary and the other Mary, or was it Mary, Mary mother of James, Salome, or was it, Mary, Joanna, Mary mother of James, and the others?
John 20:1 “…while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb…”
Matthew 28:11 “…Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb”
Mark 16:1 "When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body
Luke 24:10 “…It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them…”
As we read further on, we see the woman or women saw the stone was rolled away or felt an earthquake and saw the Angel who rolled away the stone and sat on it.
John 20:1 "…Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance."
Mark 16:4 "But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away"
Luke 24:2 "…They found the stone rolled away from the tomb."
Matthew 28:2 "There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it
Luke 24:3-4 “but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus”, “suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.”
Mark 16:5 “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe”
John 20:12 “and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been…”
Matthew 28:8 "So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples"
Luke 24:9 "When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others"
Mark 16:8 “Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid”
The only question I have is why didn’t the god who inspired the bible protect it from contradictions. None of the contradictions in the 4 sections above can be true at the same time. It’s either dark or after sunset, the women either told the disciples or said nothing to anyone, it can’t be both at the same time.