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MARK xvi. 10. LUKE xxiv. 10. Lu. xxiv.10. It was Mary Magdalenes',
Jerusalem Mar. xvi.10. And she went and told them that had been with him, as
they mourned and wept.
women that were with him, which told these things unto
MARK xvi. 11. LUKE xxiv. 11.
And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and
had been seen of her, believed not. Lu.xxiv.ll. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they
believed them not.
LUKE xxiv, 12.
Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre, and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves.
the report of Joanna, whose account he had been immediately
(a) Harmon. Histor. Evangel. de Resurrectione Christi, cap. i. p.
24 I bave not discussed the question whether the 16th of Mark, after ver. 9, is genuine. It is certainly omitted in many manuscripts of great authority, or it is marked with an asterisk, or separated from the preceding part of the Gospel. It relates nothing inconsistent with the accounts of the other Evangelists, and appears to have been drawn up as an epitome of the various appearances of our Lord.
Mr. Cranfield has laboured much to prove that this verse refers to the first visit of St. Peter mentioned by St. Jobo. Dr. Townson, on the contrary, has defended the present order of St. Luke, and concludes that the Evangelist here relates the second visit of St. Peter to the sepulchre, when our Lord manifested himself to him. It is certain that Christ appeared to Peter about this time ; for when the two disciples came from Emmaus to the other disciples, this very circumstance was the subject of their conversation. This fact is further confirmed by St. Paul, I Cor. xv. 3. He was afterwards seon by the other apostles.
LUKE xxiv. 12.
which was come to pass
MARK xvi. 12. LUKE xxiv. 13-32.
them, as they walked, and went into the country. La.xxiv.13. two of them went that same day to a village called Em
maus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs,
26 I have placed this clanse by itself, as it was most pro-
22 These sections are arranged in their present order upon the concurrent testimony of all the harmonizers, as well as the internal evidence. Every thing recorded in them allords a new source of wonder. Christ, in bis glorified form, passes through the folded or barred up doors, as if bis body were like the light, or the air, and yet he appeals to his disciples to satisty theinselves that he was not a spirit, but possessed of material and solid flesh. We are assured that with this same body be ascended into another state, and that our bodies shall be made like his at the day of the resurrection. (Philip. iv. ad fin (Q.)
(a) See Kninoel, where the different opinions concerning the hody of Christ, are briefly summed up. See also Bishop Horsley's Sermons on the Resurrection, sermon fourth. I am contented with the facts of Scripture, and dare pot indulge in the various conjectares which present themselves on these subjects. The reader who is fond of sack spec tions on these points, may peruse the works of King, (Morsels of Criticism,) More, Fleming, Flavel (on the Soul,) Thomas Aquinas Prima Pars, Question 50, to the end of Question 65, where he will find the most strange and fantastical reveries that ever entered the imagivation of a human being.
Lu.xxiv.16. But their eyes were holden, that they should not know Jerusalem.
tions are these that ye have one with another as ye walk,
and are sad?
said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Israel, and
in these days?
Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet,
mighty in deed and word before God and all the people : 20. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
But we trusted that it had been be which should have
day since these things were done.
astonished, which were early at the sepulchre ;
That they had seen a vision of angels, which said that he
sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said ;
but him they saw not.
believe all that the prophets have spoken !
to enter into his glory?
pounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things con-
28 This desponding sentiment, “ We trusted that it had been he that should have redecmed Israel," &c. &c. must have been the general opivion of our Lord's disciples. All their hopes were buried with him in the sepulchre. Tbey thought it impossible that he whom they had lately seen bleeding, and expiring on the cross," the very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people,” should by bis own power break the bands of death, and rise again in greater beauty and perfection, “ For as yet they knew not the Scriptures."
The Scriptures assert, that it behoved Christ to sufser. In the law, by the offering up of Isaac-in the brazen serpent-in the sacrifice of the animals, particularly in the paschal lamb. In the prophets : -1. Isaiah liii. 5. 7, 8.2. Daniel's prophecy; Dan. ix. 25, 26. the Messiah shall be cut ofl.-3. Zech. xii. 10. tbey shall look on me whom they have pierced.-In the Psalms; Ps. ii. 1--3. xx. 1-18. xvi. 9, 10. thine Holy One to see corruption.
It was intimated that he should rise again the third day-Isaac the third day was released-sacrifices eaten the third day. The resurrection does not seem to be alluded to in the prophets, except in the type of Jonah, and in Isa. liii. aud
Lu.xxiv. 28. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they Jerusalen
went: and he made as though he would have gone farther. 29. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for
it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. And he
went in to tarry with them.
took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
he vanished out of their sight.
within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while
MARK xvi. 13. LUKE xxiv. 33–35.
believed they them.
rusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and
them that were with them,
to Simon .
in breaking of bread.
being absent, convinces them of the identity of the Resur-
the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples
Zech. xii. 10. But on the prophecies and types fulfilled in the
29 It has been supposed that this verse ought to be read in-
Luxxiv.36. as they thus spake, and stood in the midst of them, and Jerusalem.
saith unto them, Peace be unto you. Lu. xxiv.37.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed
And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and
my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: han
and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as
And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his
hands and bis feet. John xx. 20. and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they
saw the Lord. Lu.xxiv.41. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered,
he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ? 42.
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb.
43. And he took it, and did eat before them, Johnxx. 21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as
the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and
JOHN XX. part of ver. 19, 20.
20 And when he had so said, be shewed unto them bis hands
JOHN XX. 24, 25.
not with them when Jesus came.
seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I all
JOHN xx. 26-29.
30 This verse of St. Mark has generally been supposed to