Did The Disciples Go to
The Wrong Tomb?
Here's evidence to support
the Resurrection of Jesus...
Some people believe that the disciples went to the wrong tomb, so they only thought Jesus had risen from the
dead when He really hadn't.
Here are some reasons why this view couldn't be true:
1. The tomb was nearby.
The place where Jesus was buried is only a 15 minute walk from the center of Jerusalem. How could people get
mixed up and have gone to the wrong tomb?
2. The Jewish and Roman authorities knew exactly where Jesus had been buried and could easily produce His
Both Jewish and Roman authorities would have produced the body from the right tomb as soon as the disciples
started telling people that Jesus had risen from the dead. That's evidence to support the Resurrection of Jesus
3. If His body had been moved to an undisclosed location, they could have easily produced His
You might think that Jesus's body was moved to an undisclosed location. But that doesn't make sense because His
enemies could have easily produced the body.
4. It was light enough for Mary Magdalene to think the resurrected Christ was a
You might think that it was dark and so that the women who went to visit the tomb got mixed up, but it was light
enough for Mary Magdalene to see Jesus even though she didn't recognize Him at first.
5. Peter and John both knew where the tomb was and they went together to the grave.
If people did get mixed up about where Jesus's body was, Rome would easily have produced His
corpse as soon as the Apostles started telling people that Jesus had risen from the dead. That would have squelched
Christianity from the very start!
6. His body could not have been taken by others because they would have produced
You might think that the body of Jesus was taken into custody by a third party. But if that was so, that person
could have easily produced the corpse when the disciples started preaching that Jesus had risen from the dead. That's more evidence to
support the Resurrection of Jesus.
7. His body would not have been moved because it was carefully guarded by soldiers.
If His body was moved, who would have moved it with the Jewish or Roman authorities so carefully on guard? If
they did move the body, it would have been a simple matter to produce the corpse later when the disciples started spreading the news that Jesus
had risen from the dead.
Have you considered these proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
After considering the evidence for Jesus' resurrection, Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive
Have you been resurrected from the dead spiritually by trusting Him completely to save you from your
Why not trust Him as your Savior right now?