The resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event in Christianity. According to the Bible, Jesus rose from the dead three days after his crucifixion.
But who was involved in this miraculous event? Let’s take a closer look.
Before we can discuss the resurrection, we must first understand the events leading up to it. Jesus was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Roman authorities. He was then nailed to a cross and left to die.
Joseph of Arimathea
After Jesus had died on the cross, a man named Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for permission to take Jesus’ body down from the cross and bury it. Pilate granted his request, and Joseph took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloth before placing it in a tomb.
On the third day after Jesus’ death, several women went to visit his tomb. These women included Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James), Salome, Joanna, and possibly others. When they arrived at the tomb, they found that the stone covering its entrance had been rolled away.
As the women entered the tomb, they saw that Jesus’ body was not there. Instead, they saw an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. The angel instructed them to go and tell Jesus’ disciples what they had seen.
Peter and John
Upon hearing this news from the women, two of Jesus’ disciples – Peter and John – ran to see for themselves. They found that the tomb was indeed empty except for the linen cloths that had been used to wrap Jesus’ body.
Later that same day, two of Jesus’ disciples were walking on a road to a village called Emmaus when they were joined by a stranger who began to talk with them about the events that had recently taken place. It was only when they sat down to eat together that the stranger revealed himself to be Jesus.
Over the next few days, Jesus appeared to his disciples several times. He showed them his wounds and ate with them, proving that he was not a ghost but had risen from the dead. His disciples were overjoyed and spread the news of his resurrection throughout Judea and beyond.
In conclusion, many people were involved in the resurrection of Jesus – from Joseph of Arimathea who provided a tomb for Jesus’ body, to the women who discovered that he had risen, to Peter and John who witnessed the empty tomb firsthand, to all of Jesus’ disciples who saw him alive again. Without their involvement, this pivotal event in Christianity may never have been fully realized.