J O H N.
This evangelist, though he began not his gospel as
the rest did, yet concludes it as they did, with the history of
Christ' resurrection; not of the thing itself, for none of them
describe how he rose, but of the proofs and evidences of it, which
demonstrated that he was risen. The proofs of Christ's
resurrection, which we have in this chapter, are I. Such as
occurred immediately at the sepulchre. 1. The sepulchre found
empty, and the graveclothes in good order, ver. 1-10. 2. Two angels appearing to Mary
Magdalene at the sepulchre, ver.
11-13. 3. Christ himself appearing to her, ver. 14-18. II. Such as occurred
afterwards at the meetings of the apostles. 1. At one, the same day
at evening that Christ rose, when Thomas was absent, ver. 19-25. 2. At another, that
day seven-night, when Thomas was with them, ver. 26-31. What is related here is
mostly what was omitted by the other evangelists.