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Garden Tomb Meeting

Mary MagdaleneJesus resurrected body was clearly transformed in the garden after the resurrection. Jesus tells Mary in John 20.17, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father." Later, when Jesus' body had become "fixed," he walked through a wooden door to greet his disciples! His molecules were somehow able to pass through a solid panel but his skin was firm enough to be touched. He offered the wounds in his hands and side as proof of his identity.✞

Not Recognized

Jesus meeting Mary at the Garden TombAnother example of Jesus' new body occurs when Mary Magdalene, one of his closest friends, doesn't recognize him in the garden tomb meeting. John 20.14-15 explains, "At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, 'Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?' Thinking he was the gardener, she said, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.'"

He spoke Her Name

Mary Magdalene and Jesus in gardenMary Magdalene only recognized Jesus when he spoke her name. She twisted around and said in the Aramaic language which was the simple Greek language of Palestine and the language Jesus and the disciples would have used, "Rabboni" meaning "Teacher." Jesus' resurrected body had not yet been formed so he whispered in John 20.17, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

"Jesus Resurrected Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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