All four Gospels describe the events that happened when female followers of Jesus discovered his body was missing from the tomb on Easter morning. The four accounts are quite similar to one another and agree on the major points.
However, there are some differences between them, and there appear to be slight differences recorded in the order of events on that momentous and confusing morning. Critics over the years have seized upon these differences, claiming that the accounts contradict one another. Such contradictions, they add, are evidence of the gospel accounts’ historical unreliability. Continue reading