““Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.”” (Luke 24:24 NAS95)

It fascinates me how precisely Luke writes in his gospel in general, but especially in his account about the resurrection of Our Lord.  Cleopas tells Jesus—whom he does not recognize—that after the women went to the tomb, others among them ran to the scene and “found it just exactly as the women also had said.”  It’s as if Luke is anticipating 21st century skepticism concerning Christ’s resurrection.

This account between Cleopas and another unnamed disciple and Jesus is fascinating because of the precise nature of the details and the exact name of one of the participants.  One wonders if Luke himself didn’t track down and talk with Cleopas about what had transpired.