188:3.1 Throughout this Sabbath day the disciples and the
apostles remained in hiding, while all Jerusalem discussed the death of Jesus on the cross.
There were almost one and one-half million
present in Jerusalem at this time, hailing from all parts of the Roman Empire and from
This was the beginning of the
week, and all these pilgrims would be in the city to learn of the resurrection of Jesus and to carry the report back to their homes.
188:3.2 Late Saturday night, John Mark summoned the eleven apostles secretly to come to the home of his father, where, just
before midnight, they all assembled in the same upper chamber where they had partaken of
the Last Supper
with their Master two nights previously.
188:3.3 Mary the mother of Jesus, with Ruth and Jude, returned to
to join their family this Saturday evening just before sunset. David Zebedee remained at the home of Nicodemus, where he had arranged for his messengers
to assemble early Sunday morning. The women of
who prepared spices for the further embalming of Jesus' body, tarried at the home of Joseph of Arimathea.
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