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IN BRIEF

PASSAGES

Matthew 28:1–10; Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–12; and John 20:1–18

THEME

The resurrection of Jesus

SETTING

Spring c. 29 CE, during Passover The garden tomb of Joseph of Arimathea in Jerusalem.

KEY FIGURES

Mary Magdalene A prominent disciple of Jesus.

Mary, the mother of the Apostle James A follower of Jesus in her own right.

Salome Another follower, and probably the wife of Zebedee and the mother of the Apostles James and John.

Jesus This story tells of the first encounters with Jesus after His resurrection.

The events of the first Easter morning are foundational for the whole of Christianity. One of the primary messages of Christian ...

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