The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
How odd. The Pharisees are not mentioned at all during the passion of Jesus in any of the Synoptic Gospels…except in Matthew’s “Guards at the Tomb” tale, a story that is absent in Mark, Luke, and John. Why?
Pagel (1995, 75-76) The Pharisees become adversaries of the Christian community only in the time of Matthew (80-90 CE). They are inserted into the Jesus story here because they are the chief opponents of Matthew’s church and surely skeptical about the claims of Jesus’ resurrection.
Dear Reader, these books are not historically reliable!
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