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Commentators who consider the Bible inerrant and attempt to resolve the apparent discrepancy agree that Luke is simply omitting details that John includes. For example, James Burton Coffman writes: Here Luke abbreviated the whole incident so fully presented in John 20:1-9, omitting not only John's participation in it, but also, the fact of Peter's ...


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As eminent a theologian as Archbishop Carnley, former Anglican primate of Australia, did not believe they could be reconciled literally, saying (The Structure of Resurrection Belief, page 47) that the reconciliation of all four accounts of the empty tomb must be based on the history of gospel development: The presence of discrepancies might be a sign of ...



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