1. The profundity of the death of Christ overshadows everything else that happened that first Easter, but I found this allusion of Matthew to be compelling. "And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. (Matthew 27:51) The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (Matthew 27:52) and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many." (Matthew 27:53) 2. Only the bodies of saints were raised on that first Easter. I wonder why?