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he is not here - the empty tomb
The empty tomb is an important part of the Resurrection story. It is one solid feature which, if demonstrated, demands an answer. That demand is most easily met by the Gospel / Pauline accounts, i.e. Jesus rose from the dead and walked out of the tomb exit.
At the risk of stating the somewhat obvious, the fact of Jesus' death (see Cruci-Fiction?) rather suggests a tomb of some sort - unless Jesus was left in the street to rot. It has been suggested that most victims of crucifiction were buried in mass graves, but the Gospels record that one of Jesus' rich mates (Joseph of Arimathea) donated his private family tomb for the Saviour's use.
Again, many disregard the Gospels as serious history and so cast doubt on the veracity of empty tomb claims. The reasons for this are as follows:
Although it relies principally on an argument from absence, the empty tomb story is actually highly convincing. Basically, the fact that anyone got away with passing it off as fact at all is a strong indicator that it was true.
"And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus." Luke 23:2-3
Consider the following:
So, what's all that about, then? This slab, 61cm tall, was found in Nazareth (Pop Quiz: who else do we know from Nazareth?). It seems odd, does it not, that the ruler of the whole Roman Empire saw fit to legislate to outlaw the break of seals on tombs, stealing of dead bodies, and starting cults based on the dead person being a god of some sort? What on earth could have prompted this unusual ordinance?
The final irony is, of course, that the threat of the death penalty is used to discourage this kind of crazy "Empty Tomb" behaviour - when it was the imposition of the death penalty which had led to the problem in the first place.
Enough empty tomb talk - let get to raising the dead.
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