I’ve recently had the privilege of being able to edit Robert Courtney’s article on the day when Christ died. This is a huge topic in apologetics. Mark and Luke record Jesus’ tomb being empty on Sunday, the first day of the week, the day after the Sabbath (Mark 16:1–2; Luke 24:1) and Matthew records Jesus saying:
Congratulations on your reassignment to America. Now that Europe is essentially secure, the higher echelons are shifting their attention across the ocean. I put in a good word for you and you will be assigned to one of the most elite units in the West as you work with unbelievers who have begun going to American churches.
The biblical authors neither invented nor changed history. It is claimed that there is a contradiction between the Gospels over what was written on the Cross. Here’s what the Gospels say:
Matthew 27:37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
Mark 15:26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”
Luke 23:38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
John 19:19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
How can we believe that the Gospels are reliable when they have differences here?