The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ – William Smith

A Smaller


In Three Parts:

Old Testament History

Connection of Old and New Testaments

New Testament History to A.D.70

Smith, William, 1813-1893 / 5th ed. / London, J.Murray

Mount of Olives.

§1. Sunday the 17th of Nisan (April 8th). The FIRST LORD’S DAY. “EASTER DAY.’

Beezone Insert

Geneva Bible – 1587

The Death of Jesus
(Psalm 22:1–31; Mark 15:33–41; Luke 23:44–49; John 19:28–30)

Now from ye sixt houre was there darkenesse ouer all the land, vnto the ninth houre. And about ye ninth houre Iesus cryed with a loud voyce, saying, Eli, Eli, lamasabachthani? Yt is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stoode there, when they heard it, said, This man calleth Elias. And straightway one of them ran, & tooke a spondge, and filled it with vineger, and put it on a reede, and gaue him to drinke. Other said, Let be: let vs see, if Elias wil come and saue him. Then Iesus cryed againe with a loude voyce, and yeelded vp the ghost. And behold, the vayle of the Temple was rent in twaine, from the top to the bottome, and the earth did quake, & the stones were cloue. And the graues did open themselues, and many bodies of the Saintes, which slept, arose, And came out of the graues after his resurrection, and went into the holy citie, and appeared vnto many.

The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. (King James – Matt. 27:52–53)

When the Centurion, and they that were with him watching Iesus, saw the earthquake, and the thinges that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truely this was the Sonne of God.

And many women were there, beholding him a farre off, which had folowed Iesus from Galile, ministring vnto him. Among whom was Marie Magdalene, and Marie the mother of Iames, & Ioses, and the mother of Zebedeus sonnes.

The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. (Matt. 27:52–53)

Geneva Bible – 1587

The Burial of Jesus
(Isaiah 53:9–12; Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:50–56; John 19:38–42)

And when the euen was come, there came a riche man of Arimathea, named Ioseph, who had also himselfe bene Iesus disciple. He went to Pilate, & asked ye body of Iesus. Then Pilate commanded ye body to be deliuered. So Ioseph tooke the body, and wrapped it in a cleane linnen cloth, And put it in his new tombe, which he had hewen out in a rocke, and rolled a great stone to the doore of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Marie Magdalene, and the other Marie sitting ouer against the sepulchre.

Geneva Bible – 1587

The Resurrection
(Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–12; John 20:1–9)

Now in the end of the Sabbath, when the first day of ye weeke began to dawne, Marie Magdalene, and the other Marie came to see the sepulchre, And behold, there was a great earthquake: for the Angel of the Lorde descended from heauen, and came and rolled backe the stone from the doore, and sate vpon it.3And his countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snowe. And for feare of him, the keepers were astonied, and became as dead men. But the Angel answered, & said to the women, Feare ye not: for I know that ye seeke Iesus which was crucified: He is not here, for he is risen; as he saide: come, see the place where the Lord was laid, And go quickly, & tel his disciples that he is risen fro ye dead: & behold, he goeth before you into Galile: there ye shall see him: loe, I haue told you.

So they departed quickly from the sepulchre, with feare and great ioye, and did runne to bring his disciples worde. And as they wet to tel his disciples, behold, Iesus also met the, saying, God saue you; they came, and tooke him by the feete, and worshipped him.

1Then said Iesus vnto them, Be not afraide. Goe, and tell my brethren, that they goe into Galile, and there shall they see me.