Kirsopp Lake, a 20th-century British New Testament scholar, proposed an alternative explanation to the resurrection of Jesus, commonly known as “The Wrong Tomb Theory”.
He proposed that the women who had informed the disciples about the missing body of Jesus visited the wrong tomb that morning. If this is true, then the disciples who went after to check for the body of Jesus must have gone to the wrong tomb as well!
We can be certain, however, that the Roman guard stationed at the tomb to prevent the body from being stolen, would not have been mistaken about the location. So, if this theory is true, then why didn’t the Jewish authorities produce the body from the proper tomb, thus nipping this rumour of the resurrection in the bud?
The alternative theory about the Resurrection called The Swoon Theory isn’t supported by evidence or logical reasoning – refuted.
Here are links to the other articles in this series:
- Alternative theories about the Resurrection [2/5]–The Relocated Body Theory
- Alternative theories about the Resurrection [3/5]– The Swoon Theory
- Alternative theories about the Resurrection [4/5]– The Stolen Body Theory
- Alternative theories about the Resurrection [5/5]– The Hallucination Theory
Here is a link to the YouTube playlist covering all the alternative theories for the Resurrection: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAEp2qMB5dZIzERDWu6OSti9r9O2T1myp