Mar 30, 2020
How much impact does Mary’s report (20:18) have on the disciples?
Deacon MichaelPosted on 3/30/20
Well, to me it’s not clear from the text just how they received what she said,as the scene then quickly moves to the scene where the disciples are all locked-down in the room together (no social distancing) out of fear. Luke mentions the “women from Galilee” that had been accompanying Jesus were there to bry hime. This includes Mary Magdalene. The text does not record how the disciples received the word of Mary Magdalene but does indicate that “Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive. Then some of those with us went to the tomb and found things just as the women had described, but him they did not see.” Again, there seems not evidence in the text re the attitude of the disciples to the women’s word of what they had seen. The reaction iss that everyone was astounded. The fact that they went to see for themselves speaks to the remarkable, and unbelievable nature of the event and not the women per se it seems. What are your thoughts?