The Bible is a holy book that contains the teachings and history of Christianity. One of the most important events in the Christian faith is Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus is a central tenet of Christianity, and it is essential to understand where in the Bible it talks about Jesus’ resurrection.
The New Testament of the Bible contains several accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. The Gospel of Matthew, written by one of Jesus’ disciples, details the events surrounding his death and resurrection. In Matthew 28:5-7, an angel appears to Mary Magdalene and another Mary at Jesus’ tomb and tells them that Jesus has risen from the dead:
“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. ‘”
The Gospel of Mark also contains an account of Jesus’ resurrection. In Mark 16:6-7, a young man dressed in white appears to Mary Magdalene, telling her that Jesus has risen from the dead:
“‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, “He is going ahead of you into Galilee.” There you will see him, just as he told you. ‘”
The Gospel of Luke also describes Jesus’ resurrection in detail. In Luke 24:1-9, several women come to Jesus’ tomb early in the morning to find that it is empty:
“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. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”’”
Finally, in John 20:1-18, Mary Magdalene comes to Jesus’ tomb and finds that it is empty. She encounters Jesus himself outside of the tomb:
“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from where Jesus’ body had been laid. So she came running to Simon Peter and another disciple whom Jesus loved and said to them: ‘They have taken away our Lord out of his resting-place and we have no knowledge where they have put him.’ So Peter went out with that other disciple to come to Jesus’ resting-place. They went running together: but that other disciple got in front of Peter and came first to where Jesus was laid..And so these two disciples went away again by themselves. But Mary stood at a distance outside by the place where his body had been laid. While she was weeping she looked down into his resting-place; And she saw two angels in white seated where his body had been, one at his head and one at his feet. And they said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘Because they have taken away my Lord, and I have no knowledge where they have put him.’
When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus there, but had no idea that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? who are you looking for?’ She said to him, ‘Sir, if you have taken him away from here tell me where you have put him and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her in a voice of sorrow and pitying love, ‘Mary!’ She came to him and said: ‘Master!’ Jesus said to her: ‘Do not put your hand on me; for I have not gone up to the Father: but go to my brothers and say to them that I go up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. ‘”
In conclusion, the Bible contains several accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the New Testament. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all detail the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. These accounts are essential components of Christian faith and help believers understand the significance of this miraculous event.