Gerhard: Matthew 28:1-4 What Happened? Did Jesus rise from the dead when the angel opened the grave? Have Christians believed so? Have any Christians believed Jesus rose from the dead not then? Other Scriptures mentioning time and place of Jesus’ resurrection? Other sources than the Gospels? OT Prophecies indicating place and time of Resurrection? Has Matthew 28:1-4 been consistently translated through the ages? WHY was Matthew 28:1-4 changed (again) only recently? HOW did Christ Resurrect? WHAT does Christ’s Resurrection Mean for “The Lord’s Day”? These are some question that might be asked to answer before one even touched on the TEXTUAL and CONTEXTUAL, Grammatical and Syntactical, and Etymological and Critical factors and aspect in, of, and about the passage. Please add questions you might think ought to be asked about the historical events mentioned in Matthew 28:2-4, in order to decide if those events had to do with Christ’s Resurrection? Notice that I said, ‘historical events’. If you do not believe Matthew 28:28:1-4 and context are about real events and things but about for example myth and figurative metaphor merely, I politely request that you refrain from tabling such issues here because this study is undertaken from a believers’ stance. It was Justin Martyr who for compromise and political gain for the Christians, first manipulated the text of Matthew 28:1-4 into "after the day called Saturn ... on the day of the Sun." The question of the true words and their true meaning in Matthew 28:1-4 thus became the question of the traditions and commandments of men in place of God's Word INTACT "according to the Scriptures". Justin’ letter betrays the reason for which he corrupted Matthew 28:1-4. Matthew 28:1-4 as it is in the original Greek text implies Christ resurrected on the Sabbath Day—Justin wanted it to say Christ rose from the grave on the First Day of the week, the pagan “Sunday” of his letter to the emperor. Justin could not use any other Scripture for his evil design BECAUSE THERE IS NTHER SCRIPTURE which tells of the circumstances and events around Jesus’ Resurrection or of the day and time of day on which it happened. Justin had ONLY Matthew 28:1-4 for his premeditated and clearly motivated corruption. Were it not Matthew 28:1-4 alludes to Jesus’ Resurrection, Justin would not have changed and corrupted the text so that it would mean Jesus resurrected on Sunday. The many mystics and apologists, theologians, linguists and translators who without exception through the following centuries have made the same of Matthew 28:1-4 as did Justin Martyr, did so because it is the only referable passage in New Testament Scripture which related natural and super-natural events and circumstances, and human argument and planning, and dialogue with and witness of an angel, to the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ from the realm of the dead and from the grave— indirectly as well as directly. The specific day and time mentioned in the passage Matthew 28:1-4 cannot be duly considered without bringing the bigger CONTEXT into account --- What have the FOUR Gospels to say concerning Jesus’ Resurrection : FROM : the GRAVE : as : in TIME : WHEN? After which enquiry has been done, the bigger context must be FURTHER researched as to the context concerning Christ’s Resurrection IN MATTHEW— the last two chapters specifically, distinctly and uniquely. This factor plays as importance a role as any other. The question whether or not Jesus’ RESURRECTION is the CONTENT and is of the ESSENCE in Matthew 28:1-4, cannot be answered or in the first place even be asked while not taking into proper consideration the WHOLE of chapters 27 and 28 of the Gospel of Matthew.