Was Jesus's body laid in a tomb (after crucifixion)?

“Yes, after all…
  • The local Christians said “yes” from the getgo

      In c. AD 30, The Jerusalem Church's official position was “yes, Jesus's body was placed in a tomb”1

      So what? Couldn't it simply be that…
      • …they accepted this belief without evidence?1
      • …they were accidentally endorsing a lie that they had fallen for?2
      • …they lyingly said this (intending to invent empty tomb apologetics)?3

      1. The church would not likely have accepted a report like this without evidence. [Forthcoming]
      2. There are three reasons to think the church had not simply fallen for a lie:
        • …There are no plausible candidates in general who would form such a lie.
        • …There are no plausible candidates who the Jerusalem church would trust that would form such a lie.
        • …The Jerusalem church learned the truth in a confidence-inspiring way (eyewitness testimony).
      3. There are three reasons to think this church was not lying for apologetics:
        • …The early church did not care much for empty tomb apologetics
        • …The early church did not use empty tomb apologetics.
        • …The report was successfully circulating in the church. This is relevant because, in c. AD 30 Jerusalem, the success of any “Jesus's body was placed in a tomb” report from the Jerusalem church depended on x's approval.
  • The local Jews said “yes” from the getgo

      In AD 30, the public stance of the Jerusalem Jews was that “Yes, Jesus's body is gone from its tomb” (crying “theft!”).

      But so what? Couldn't it simply be it be that…
      • …they accepted this belief without evidence?1
      • …they were accidentally endorsing a lie that they had fallen for?2
      • …they lyingly said this (intending to invent empty tomb apologetics)?3

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