If you are a Christian or someone who is interested in the Christian faith, you may have heard about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But where exactly in the Bible does it talk about this miraculous event? In this article, we will explore the different passages in Mark that mention Jesus’ resurrection.
Before diving into the specific verses, it’s important to understand the context of Jesus’ resurrection. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday afternoon.
He was buried in a tomb and a large stone was rolled in front of it. On Sunday morning, some women who were followers of Jesus went to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away and that Jesus’ body was no longer there. Instead, they encountered an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead.
The first mention of Jesus’ resurrection in Mark can be found in Chapter 16, verses 1-8. This passage talks about how Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went to the tomb early on Sunday morning with spices to anoint Jesus’ body.
When they arrived at the tomb, they found that the stone had been rolled away and that Jesus’ body was not there. Instead, they saw a young man dressed in white who told them:
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.
He has risen! He is not here.”
The passage then goes on to describe how the women left the tomb trembling with fear and did not tell anyone what they had seen.
Some versions of Mark’s gospel include additional verses after verse 8 that provide more details about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances and his ascension into heaven. These verses are known as the “longer ending” of Mark’s gospel and are not present in all versions of the Bible.
In these additional verses, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene, two disciples on the road to Emmaus, and his remaining eleven disciples. He commissions them to spread the gospel throughout the world and promises that those who believe will be saved.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a central tenet of the Christian faith and is mentioned numerous times throughout the New Testament. In Mark’s gospel, we see how Jesus’ followers discovered that he had risen from the dead and how he appeared to them afterwards. These passages serve as a reminder of Jesus’ power over death and his ultimate victory over sin.