In general, Christians would disfavor Mary & women being first witness-heralds of the resurrection.[Full page]
This full page analysis 3 arguments:
Early Christians would have found favorable—to acquire and use—evidence for their belief that Jesus’ body went missing (to ultimately support Jesus’ resurrection) [Full page.] This is relevant because they may consequently find this argument evidentially valuable: “The testimony of Mary et. al. proves Jesus’s tomb was empty!”
But against the truth of that first claim,…
And against the relevance of that first claim…
Given early Christians believed in an empty tomb discovery, they would have valued a report of women as it discoverers in order to preserve the coherence and story virtue of narrating that discovery.
This page analyzes 4 arguments: