Back in March of 2014 while recovering and recuperating from hip surgery, I had the chance to read Bill O’Reilly’s fascinating book, “Killing Jesus.” There’s a great line that ends one of the chapters. Jesus has been placed in the tomb, and a nervous Pilate agrees to a precautionary move to prevent anyone from stealing the body. O’Reilly writes, “And so it is that a Roman guard is placed at the tomb of Jesus, just in case the dead man tries to escape.”
Mark wrote in a gospel that on the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to apply to Jesus’ body. When they arrived at the tomb they saw the stone placed in front had been rolled away. They became alarmed when they entered and saw a young man dressed in a white robe.
“You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified,” he said “But he has risen! He is not here! See the place where they had put him.”
Again from O’Reilly’s book, “To this day, the body of Jesus of Nazareth has never been found.”
I highly recommend.