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(1) Christ, having routed death in the tomb, rises by his own power, as the angel immediately witnesses.
(a) At the going out of the sabbath, that is, about daybreak after the Roman manner of telling time, which considers the natural day to be from the rising of the sun to the next sunrise: and not as the Hebrews, which count from evening to evening.
(b) When the morning of the first day after the sabbath began to dawn: and that first day is the same as that which we now call Sunday, or the Lord's day.
(c) The beams of his eyes, and by the figure of speech called synecdoche, this is understood as the countenance.
(d) The word "ye" is spoken with force to indicate that it was the women to whom he was speaking, as the soldiers were also afraid.
(2) Christ himself appears after his resurrection, and sending the women to his disciples, shows that he has not forgotten them.
(3) The more that the sun shines, the more that the wicked are blinded.
(e) For it was to be feared that it would be brought to the governor's ears.
(4) Christ appears also to his disciples, whom he makes apostles.
(5) The sum of the apostleship is the proclaiming of the doctrine received from Christ throughout all the world, and the ministering of the sacraments: the efficacy of which things depends not on the minsters but on the Lord.
(f) Calling upon the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(g) Forever: and this refers to the manner of the presence of his Spirit, by means of which he makes us partakers both of himself and of all his benefits, even though he is absent from us in body.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 28". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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