Weeping and Mourning Through Easter–How, When, and Where Faith in Jesus’ Resurrection Really Began

Most readers of the New Testament Gospels focus on the well-known stories of Easter morning and the discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb with his subsequent “appearances” as a flesh and blood recusitated corpse to his followers–eating and proclaiming he is alive. However, sorting through all our sources together on what really happened Easter morning, it is clear that this view is a late development. In this video I pinpoint the earliest account of the discovery of the empty tomb–embedded in John 20:1-10–but now edited and overlooked, as well as texts that emphasize the birth of resurrection faith was not in Jerusalem on Easter but in the weeks to follow in the Galilee. I explain why this visionary faith parallels what Paul reports of his own experience as our only first person testimony to what resurrection faith first meant to Jesus followers.

In this Youtube video interview with Derek Lambert (@mythvisionpodcast), I make an attempt to sort out some of the confusion in our gospel sources.


For in-depth study and analysis see my articles here:

The Most Important Ten Verses of the Gospels to Read on Easter Morning

The Surprising Ending of the Lost Gospel of Peter

Why People Are Confused About the Earliest Christian View of Resurrection of the Dead

How Faith in Jesus’ Resurrection Originated and Developed: A New/Old Hypothesis

Why a “Spiritual” Resurrection is the Only Sensible Option

The Strange Ending of the Gospel of Mark and Why It Makes All the Difference

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