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 7. At some point after the women left the tomb, there was a great earthquake, and an angel rolled the stone away from the tomb’s entrance. This was done in the presence of the Roman guards, who seeing all this, fell to the ground as dead.
8. This point in time, at the close of the weekly Sabbath, when the first of the new week was commencing, Jesus was raised from the dead. The angel rolled the stone away from the tomb’s entrance not to allow Jesus to exit, but to allow the witnesses to see that it was empty and that He had risen.
Apart from the witness of the inspired gospel writers, we have the witness of an early Church tradition of the Last Supper taking place on what would be our Tuesday night. As stated before, there is no reason for this tradition to be held by the early Church unless is was an already established tradition.
Apart from the witness of the gospels and early Church tradition, we have the more sure word of Jesus Himself. It stands as the witness that Jesus meant it to be to those who doubted His Messiahship.
I believe that this is as true a chronology that can be established, based upon the witness of all four gospel writers and the early Church record.
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