Chapter 16

Jesus rises from the dead. An angel speaks to the three ladies that come to the tomb.

That evening when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and bought some aromatic spices so they could anoint the body of Jesus. Very early Sunday morning, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. On the way they were questioning one another, “Who will be able to roll away such a huge stone from the entrance of the tomb?” However, when the arrived they saw that the it had already been removed. They entered the tomb and saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in white. The women were terrified? ”Don’t be frightened” the angel said. I know you’ve come to find Jesus of Nazareth, the man who was crucified, but he isn’t here! He has risen from the dead! Look, right there is where they laid his body. What you are to do is to go and tell his disciples (and he mentioned me, Peter, by name), that Jesus is going on ahead of you to Galilee, and will meet you there just as he said.”

Frightened out of their wits, the women fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone because they were too afraid. (1-8)