Exhuming Easter … Title page

Exhuming Easter What the Bible actually has to say about what actually happened prior, during & immediately following the very first Easter Sunday via Scaughdt & the “Word of God” … an (i)am publication

Part 1: Reconciling the Resurrection – Introduction

Our Story Begins

Now it was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread when Jesus, who knew that his hour had come to depart this world and return to the Father, turned to his disciples and said, “The Son of Man will soon be handed over to be crucified.” … Shortly thereafter the chief […]

The Third* Annointing

Thereafter, while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar filled with nard, and as he sat at the table, she broke open the jar and poured the costly ointment on his head.  [Matthew 26:6-7 & Mark 14:3] … But when the disciples […]

The Betrayal

Shortly thereafter, one of the twelve, Judas Iscariot – some say influenced by Satan – went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I hand Jesus over to you?”  When the priests heard this, they were greatly pleased, and offered to give Judas thirty pieces of silver for the completion […]

The Last Supper

Then, on the first day of Unleavened Bread, traditionally the day when the Passover lamb was to be sacrificed, Jesus called to Peter & John and said, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat of it.”  In return they asked him, “Where would you like us to make preparations for […]

To Gethsemane …

Then, after Jesus had spoken these words and they had all sung the Passover hymn, they departed, walking across the Kidron Valley towards the Mount of Olives, as was Jesus’ custom.  [Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26, Luke 22:39 & John 18:1a]   While they were underway, Jesus turned to them and said, “Now the Son of […]

In Gethsemane …

After they had arrived at their destination (a garden called Gethsemane) and entered there, Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go pray, and pray yourselves that you might not come into the time of trial.” [Matthew 26:36, Mark 14:32, Luke 22:40 & John 18:1b]  He then took with him Peter and James […]

Jesus’ Inquisition & Peter’s 3 Denials …

On the way to taking Jesus to the home of the high priest (Caiaphas, who was the one who had advised the Jews that it was wise to have one person die for the people), the crowd stopped briefly at the house of Annas, Caiaphas father-in-law and the previous high priest.  [John 18:12-14]   Now […]

Pilate’s Cross-examination …

Shortly after arriving at Pilate’s headquarters (but not entering that place, as otherwise they would be ritually unclean and not be able to partake of the Passover meal), Pilate came out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?” And they answered, “If this man were not a criminal, we would […]

The Festival of Forgiveness …

Now it just so happened that it was a personal tradition of Pilate’s during this festival for him to release a single prisoner; anyone the crowd demanded.   So the crowd raised its voice and began to ask Pilate to honor this custom.   And at that time a man named Jesus Barabbas was in prison with […]