GOSPEL OF PETER COMPARED WITH CANONICAL GOSPELS

 

Bold type = points that GP shares with at least one other of the gospels. (Not always in the same narrative sequence or attributed to same characters)

Underlined type = points unique to GP

Bold red = Authorial intrusions to draw attention to prophetic fulfilment

Shaded OT references = OT sources of narrative; bold for sources shared, underlined for those sourced solely by GP

Based on Jurgen Denker’s ‘Die theologiegeschichtliche Stellung des Petrsevangeliums’ (1975), Howard Clark Kee’s ‘The Function of Scriptural Quotations and Allusions in Mark 11-16” in ‘Jesus and Paulus’ 70 (1975), and M. G. Mara's 'Evangile de Pierre' (1973).

 

Gospel of Peter

Gospel of Matthew 27-

Gospel of Mark 15-

Gospel of Luke 23-

Gospel of John 19-

1.1 But none of the Jews, neither Herod nor any of his judges, washed their hands. Because they refused to wash Pilate rose up.
1.2 King Herod said to them “Carry out my orders on him” so the Lord was taken away.

[24] When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
[25] Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
[26] Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

[15] And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

 

[11] Then Herod, with his men of war, treated him with contempt and mocked him, arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him back to Pilate . . .

[23] And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
[24] And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
[25] And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

[16] Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. . . . . .

 

 

Ps.26:4,5,6
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash mine hands in innocency

Ps.2:2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his anointed

 

 

 

 

2.3 Now there happened to be there someone who was both a friend to Pilate and to the Lord. His name was Joseph. When Joseph saw that they were about to crucify the Lord he went to Pilate asking him for the Lord’s body in order to bury it.
2.4 Pilate passed on his request to Herod.
2.5 Herod replied: “Brother Pilate, we would have buried him ourselves if no-one asked for him, because the Sabbath is coming. Our law requires us not to let the sun go down on anyone who is executed. He then handed him over to the people before the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

[58] He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

[43] Joseph of Arimathaea, and honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

 

[50] And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just:
[51] (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
[52] This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

[31] The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
[38] And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

Is.58:2
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God:

Dt21:22-23
And if a man …  be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day …

Ex.12:10
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning

Nm.9:12
They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover.

Jsh8:29
He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave command and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate, and raised over it a great heap of stones

Ps.2:1-2 (see above)

 

 

 

 

3.6 They began running and pushing the Lord along with them saying “Let’s push the son of God. We control him now.” 3.7 They wrapped a purple robe around him, sat him on the judgment seat and said: “Judge fairly, O King of Israel!”
3.8 Then someone brought a crown of thorns and placed it on the Lord’s head.
3.9 Other bystanders joined in by spitting in his eyes and hitting his cheeks. Others used a reed to pierce him and some scourged him, saying: “Let’s honour the son of God with all this honour!”

 

 

[27] Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
[28] And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
[29] And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
[30] And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
[31] And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

[16] And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
[17] And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
[18] And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
[19] And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
[20] And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

 

 

[1] Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
[2] And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
[3] And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their

Ps.118:12-13
They surrounded me like bees . . .  You pushed me violently

Zc.6:11
Take the silver and gold, make an elaborate crown, and set it on the head of Joshua

Is.50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Zc.12:10
and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced

Ps.8:5
… and hast crowned him with glory and honour

 

 

 

 

3.6 They began running and pushing the Lord along with them saying “Let’s push the son of God. We control him now.”

[32] And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

[21] And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

 

 

 

[26] And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
[27] And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
[28] But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
[29] For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
[30] Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
[31] For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
[32] And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

And they took Jesus, and led him away.
[17] And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

Ps.118:12-13
They surrounded me like bees . . .  You pushed me violently

 

 

 

 

4.10 Then they got two criminals and crucified the Lord in between them. But he was silent as if he felt no pain.
 4.11 When they set the cross upright they had written on it “This is the King of Israel.” 4.12 They then put his clothes in front of him, divided them up, and proceeded to cast lots for them.
4.13 Then one of the criminals turned on the crowd reviling them: “We deserve this treatment; just look at our record! But this man, he’s the saviour of all mankind, what crime has he committed against you?”
4.14 The crowd responded in anger and ordered his legs not be broken so that he would die in even greater agony.
5.15 Then when it was midday darkness descended over the whole of Judea. Everybody was afraid because the sun had stopped shining and yet the one on the cross was still alive. The law, they knew, commanded them never to let the sun set on one being executed.
5.16 One of them said: “Force him to drink bile and vinegar” so they mixed it and forced him to drink it.
5.17 They thus fulfilled everything foretold against them, fulfilling all their sins on their own heads.
5.18 Many of them were wandering around with lamps since it appeared to be night, and many were stumbling in the dark.
5.19 Then the Lord cried out: “My power, my power, you have deserted me.” As soon as he shouted this it [he?] was taken up.

[33] And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
[34] They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
[35] And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
[36] And sitting down they watched him there;
[37] And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
[38] Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
[39] And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
[40] And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
[41] Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
[42] He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
[43] He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
[44] The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
[45] Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
[46] And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
[47] Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
[48] And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
[49] The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
[50] Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
[51] And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
[52] And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
[53] And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
[54] Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
[55] And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
[56] Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

[22] And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
[23] And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.[24] And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
[25] And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
[26] And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.[27] And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
[28] And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
[29] And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
[30] Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
[31] Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
[32] Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
[33] And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
[34] And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
[35] And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
[36] And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
[37] And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
[38] And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
[39] And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
[40] There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
[41] (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

[33] And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
[34] Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
[35] And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
[36] And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
[37] And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
[38] And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
[39] And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
[40] But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
[41] And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
[42] And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
[43] And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
[44] And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
[45] And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
[46] And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
[47] Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
[48] And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
[49] And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

[18] Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
[19] And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
[20] This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
[21] Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
[22] Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
[23] Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
[24] They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
[25] Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
[26] When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 
[27] Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
[28] After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
[29] Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
[30] When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Is.52:13
my servant … shall be exalted and extolled and be very high

Is.53:12
and he was numbered with the transgressors

Ps.22:18
They divide my garments among them and for my clothing they cast lots.

(Is.53:7)
He was oppressed and afflicted yet he opened not his mouth; he was led … to the slaughter and as a sheep … is silent so he opened not his mouth.

Gn.15:16
for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete...
Dan.8:23
And in the latter time of their kingdom when the transgressors have reached their fulness
...

Ps.69:4
I am weary with my crying
Ps.31:5, 23
Into your hand I commit my spirit....
I am cut off before your eyes … I cried out to you
Ps.22:24
When he cried to him he heard

Is.53:4
We esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted

Ps.22:8
All those who see me laugh me to scorn, they shoot out the lip, they shake the head …

Ps.34:21
He guards all his bones, not one of them is broken

Ex.12:10; Nm.9:12
(See above)

(Dt.21:22,23)
(See above)

Am.8:8,9
Shall not the land tremble for this, and everyone mourn who dwells in it? … I will make the sun go down at noon and I will darken the earth in broad daylight

Ps.69:22
They gave me gall for my food and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink

Ps.22:1
My God my God why have you forsaken me?

(Ne.5:5; Esr15:5)

Is.59:10-12
We stumble at noonday as at twilight … our sins testify against us, our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them

 

 

 

 

5.20 At that very same hour the temple veil in Jerusalem was torn into two pieces.
6.21 They then prised the naiof the Lord’s hands and lowered him to the ground. Suddenly the entire ground quaked and everyone was terrified.
6.22 Then the sun shone again and it they saw it was the ninth hour of the day.
6.23 The Jews then rejoiced with great relief and handed the body over to Joseph for burial, since Joseph had been a witness to the wonderful things he had done.
6.24 So he took the Lord, washed his body, wrapped it in linen and placed him in his own tomb which was known as The Garden of Joseph.

[57] When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
[58] He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
[59] And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
[60] And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
[61] And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

[42] And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
[43] Joseph of Arimathaea, and honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
[44] And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
[45] And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
[46] And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
[47] And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

 

[50] And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just:
[51] (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
[52] This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
[53] And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
[54] And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
[55] And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
[56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

 

[31] The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
[32] Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
[33] But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
[34] But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
[35] And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
[36] For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
[37] And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
[38] And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
[39] And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
[40] Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
[41] Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
[42] There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Ps.22:16
They pierced my hands and my feet

Am.8:8
Shall not the land tremble for this

 

 

 

 

7.25 The Jews with their elders and priests knew they were guilty of wickedness so went into a mournful beating of themselves, saying: “Curse our sins! The judgment and the destruction of Jerusalem is about to fall on us.”
7.26 While this was happening I was in mourning with my friends. We were shocked and horrified by what had happened and fled into hiding. They were on the lookout for us as if we were criminals who were plotting to set fire to the temple.
7.27 We sat mourning and fasting day and night over this situation until the Sabbath. 

 

 

[48] And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

 

Is.3:8-9
For Jerusalem stumbled, and Judah is fallen, because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord …
for they have brought this evil upon themselves

Ez.9:1
Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand

Is.59:12
We … moan sadly like doves, we look for … salvation but it is far from us, … our sins testify against us, and
as for our iniquities we know them

Zc.12:10-14
I will pour on … the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication, then they will look on me whom they have pierced, they will mourn for him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for him as one grieves for a first born. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem … and the land shall mourn, every family by itself ….

(Zc.12.7)?
Strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered

(GP appears to suggest that the disciples fled/hid at time Jesus was crucified? – c.f. 14:59 below)

 

 

 

 

8.28 Everybody was then mourning and criticizing what they had done, saying: “If all these incredible signs happened when he died he really must have been the most righteous of all men!” In response to this the scribes, Pharisees and elders got together,
8.29 and were so fearful of the crowd’s mood that they went to and asked him:
8.30 “Set soldiers to guard the tomb for the next three days to prevent any attempt by his disciples to come and steal his body. If they do that everybody will think he is rose from the dead and turn against us.”
8.31 So Pilate gave them the centurion Petronius with some soldiers to guard the tomb and they all went off with the elders and scribes to the tomb.
8.32 The soldiers with the help of the elders and scribes rolled a great stone over the tomb entrance. All then stood guarding the tomb’s entrance.
8.33 They even sealed it with seven seals and pitched a tent there as they commenced their watch.

[62] Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
[63] Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
[64] Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
[65] Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
[66] So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.34 At early dawn on the Sabbath morning a crowd came from Jerusalem and neighbouring areas to see the sealed tomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.35 Then during the night before the morning of the Lord’s day, when the soldiers stood guard in pairs, a loud voice came from heaven. 9.36 They saw the heavens split apart and two men, shining brightly, coming out of them and down to the tomb. 9.37 The stone that had been rolled to cover the entrance of the tomb rolled to the side leaving an opening and the two men went inside.
10.38 The soldiers who saw this immediately woke the centurion and elders who were also there to keep watch.
10.39 And while they were telling them what they had just seen they suddenly saw three men coming out of the tomb. Two of them were supporting one in the middle and there was a cross following them.
10.40 The heads of the two either side reached as high as the heavens while the head of the one in the middle, the one they were leading by the hand, went through the heavens. 10.41 Then they all heard a voice from heaven saying: “Did you preach to those who are asleep?”
10.42 Then they heard the cross itself reply obediently, “Yes”.
11.43 They then decided amongst themselves to go and tell Pilate everything they had just seen.
11.44 But while they were still discussing it the heavens opened up again and another man appeared who came down and went inside the tomb.

[2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
[3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
[4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.45 All those around the centurion were sent off quickly to Pilate to tell him everything they had seen. They anxiously told Pilate: “That man really was the Son of God!”
11.46 Pilate replied: “I am innocent of the Son of God’s blood. This was all planned and executed by you.”
11.47 Everyone then begged Pilate to promise to order the centurion and his soldiers not to tell a soul what they had just seen.
11.48 They said: “It’s better for us to be guilty of the worst imaginable sin against God than to risk incurring the hatred of the Jews and having them stone us.”
11.49 So Pilate ordered the centurion and soldiers not to say a word.

[11] Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
[12] And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
[13] Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
[14] And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
[15] So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.50 A disciple of the Lord, Mary Magdalene, was afraid of the Jews who were not hiding their anger so she had not done what women normally do at the tombs of their loved ones. At dawn on the Lord’s day, however,
12.51 she went with her friends to the tomb were he had been placed.
12.52 But they were frightened that the Jews might see them. “We couldn’t do these things on the day he was crucified,” they said, “but at least we can do them now at his tomb.
12.53 But who is going to roll the stone away from the entrance for us so we can get inside and do what we have to do?
12.54 The stone is very large but we don’t want anyone to see us. But if we can’t get inside, let’s at least leave our things at the entrance in his memory. We can weep and mourn before returning to our homes.”
13.55 But on arriving they found the tomb had already been opened. They went in and found there a beautiful young man in a stunningly bright robe sitting in the middle of the tomb. He said:
13.56 “Why did you come here? Who are you looking for? The crucified one? He has risen from the dead and left. You don’t believe me? Bend over and have a close look at the place were he was put. He isn’t here. He has risen from the dead and left and returned to where he came from.”
13:57 The women were terrified and ran.

[1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

[5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
[6] He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
[7] And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
[8] And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

[1] And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
[2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
[3] And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
[4] And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
[5] And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
[6] And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted:
Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
[7] But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
[8] And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

[1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
[2] And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
[3] And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
[4] And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
[5] And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
[6] He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
[7] Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
[8] And they remembered his words,
[9] And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
[10] It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
[11] And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

[1] The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
[2] Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
[3] Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
[4] So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
[5] And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
[6] Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
[7] And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
[8] Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
[9] For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
[10] Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
[11] But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
[12] And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
[13] And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
[14] And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
[15] Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

14.58 On the last day of the feast of Unleavened Bread people were leaving to return to their homes now that the feast was over.
14.59 And although we twelve disciples of the Lord were still weeping and mourning each of us also left to return to his own home.

 

 

 

 

(Zc.12.7)?

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered

(GP appears to suggest that the disciples fled/hid at time Jesus was crucified? – c.f. 7:26 above)

 

 

 

 

14.60 But I, Simon Peter, with my brother Andrew, took our nets and went back to the sea. Also with us was Levi, the son of Alphaeus, whom the Lord ….

[16] Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them……

 

[44] And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.
[45] Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
[46] And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

[1] After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
[2] There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
[3] Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, ….

 

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