Why do you think the earliest version of the gospel story (Mark) didn't include details about Jesus after the women discovered him missing?
The original book of Mark ended at chapter 16 v. 8. With the missing body.
- UserLv 73 weeks ago
that the author assumed
that the reader would be well aware of the Christian teaching of the resurrection of Christ.
for the author
the story of Jesus had been told
his teachings presented
and the evidence of his resurrection also presented.
- CatharineLv 53 weeks ago
The same reason jebuz chose to die then said why have u forsaken me lord....writing booboo
- Doug CatholicLv 73 weeks ago
Saint Mark was Saint Peter's scribe. "The Rock" may have been temporarily occupied with other things ... like running the Church ... only to later get back to finishing the Gospel
- PubliusLv 73 weeks ago
You don't know that, pard. We don't have the autographs (original manuscripts) of any of the gospels.
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- River EuphratesLv 73 weeks ago
Since the accounts in 'Mark' (which wasn't written by the person it was attributed to) were not written by an eye-witness, they are (at best) second, or even third hand accounts (if not just made up from whole cloth).
- God of ThunderLv 73 weeks ago
Clearly the resurrection story was added later.
- 3 weeks ago
No it didn't end like that.
One of many ways we know that is because of Tatian's Diatessaron. It is a compilation (a copy) of all the gospels, sort of in a chronological order, and was written in the second century, centuries before the Bibles that have the latter half of Mark 16 missing. Among many tools at their disposal, translators often use it to properly translate the original NT Greek. And guess what. It includes all of Mark 16.