“ There were 2 separate groups of women went there. Perhaps one group said and one group didn't. Gospel of Mark was written by an author on year 70 CE and he was not an eyewitness. The differences in various gospels is a good indication of the truth. As a counter-example. During China's cultural revolution, many times all the newspapers told same lies. It is then easy to tell those are lies as they are identical.
Here is an outline of a possible harmony of the Evangelists' account concerning the principal events of Easter Sunday:
- The holy women carrying the spices previously prepared start out for the sepulchre before dawn, and reach it after sunrise; they are anxious about the heavy stone, but know nothing of the official guard of the sepulchre (Matthew 28:1-3; Mark 16:1-3; Luke 24:1; John 20:1).
- The angel frightened the guards by his brightness, put them to flight, rolled away the stone, and seated himself not upon (ep autou), but above (epano autou) the stone (Matthew 28:2-4).
- Mary Magdalen, Mary the Mother of James, and Salome approach the sepulchre, and see the stone rolled back, whereupon Mary Magdalen immediately returns to inform the Apostles (Mark 16:4; Luke 24:2; John 20:1-2).
- The other two holy women enter the sepulchre, find an angel seated in the vestibule, who shows them the empty sepulchre, announces the Resurrection, and commissions them to tell the disciplesand Peter that they shall see Jesus in Galilee (Matthew 28:5-7; Mark 16:5-7).
- A second group of holy women, consisting of Joanna and her companions, arrive at the sepulchre, where they have probably agreed to meet the first group, enter the empty interior, and areadmonished by two angels that Jesus has risen according to His prediction (Luke 24:10).
- Not long after, Peter and John, who were notified by Mary Magdalen, arrive at the sepulchre and find the linen cloth in such a position as to exclude the supposition that the body was stolen; for theylay simply flat on the ground, showing that the sacred body had vanished out of them without touching them. When John notices this he believes (John 20:3-10).
- Mary Magdalen returns to the sepulchre, sees first two angels within, and then Jesus Himself (John 20:11-16; Mark 16:9).
- The two groups of pious women, who probably met on their return to the city, are favored with the sight of Christ arisen, who commissions them to tell His brethren that they will see him in Galilee(Matthew 28:8-10; Mark 16:8).
- The holy women relate their experiences to the Apostles, but find no belief (Mark 16:10-11; Luke 24:9-11).
- Jesus appears to the disciples, at Emmaus, and they return to Jerusalem; the Apostles appear to waver between doubt and belief (Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35).
- Christ appears to Peter, and therefore Peter and John firmly believe in the Resurrection (Luke 24:34; John 20:8).
- After the return of the disciples from Emmaus, Jesus appears to all the Apostles excepting Thomas (Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25).
The harmony of the other apparitions of Christ after His Resurrection presents no special difficulties.
Briefly, therefore, the fact of Christ's Resurrection is attested by more than 500 eyewitnesses, whose experience, simplicity, and uprightness of life rendered them incapable of inventing such a fable, who lived at a time when any attempt to deceive could have been easily discovered, who had nothing in this life to gain, but everything to lose by their testimony, whose moral courage exhibited in theirapostolic life can be explained only by their intimate conviction of the objective truth of their message. Again the fact of Christ's Resurrection is attested by the eloquent silence of the Synagogue which had done everything to prevent deception, which could have easily discovered deception, if there had been any, which opposed only sleeping witnesses to the testimony of the Apostles, which did not punish the alleged carelessness of the official guard, and which could not answer the testimony of the Apostles except by threatening them "that they speak no more in this name to any man" (Acts 4:17).
Peace, Hope and Joy! “
這裡有一篇Did Jesus rise from the dead? 歷史事證的、心理角度的，很有力和詳盡的分析。
而歷史耶穌的實在性，可看這些求證：http://www.oc.org/web/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=3578 歷史上的耶穌 (上)
http://www.oc.org/web/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=3629 “ “ “ (下)