Jews and other critics of Christianity in AD 30 Jerusalem never visually demonstrated that Jesus's body was still in its tomb.
See this page to analyze 3 arguments:
But so what? Couldn't it simply be that…
Mary visited Jesus's tomb and found that it was empty.
This page analyzes 3 arguments:
The AD 30 Jerusalem Church's official position was “Yes, Jesus's body is gone from its tomb.
This page analyzes 4 arguments:
In AD 30, the public stance of the Jerusalem Jews was that, “Yes, Jesus's body is gone from its tomb”, crying “theft!”.
This page analyzes 2 arguments:
This is relevant because it seems “striking and puzzling” if skeptics could simply brush off the false claim that the tomb was empty; that is the natural and expected response.1
But so what? Plausibly…
• Maurice Casey (NT professor at Nottingham): “Some Jews who heard the story of Jesus' bodily Resurrection from an empty tomb will have found the story absolutely unconvincing and they responded with a story of their own, one which reflects their absolute and understandable mistrust of Christians. …it will have been made up far away from Israel some time after Jesus' death and burial,…”. [Jesus of Nazareth (T & T Clark, 2010), 478.]
Whoever started the claim that “Jesus's body is gone from it's tomb” was not telling a apologetics-motivated lie.
This page analyzes three arguments:
But so what? Perhaps it was Mary; she mistook an empty tomb for Jesus's?
Christians in AD 30 [were not saying that Jesus's body was gone from its tomb. [Full page.] This is relevant because Christians would have known if Jesus's tomb was empty, and they would have reported it.
There is one circulating reason to affirm this:
But in response, consider six reasons to think Christians were in fact reporting that Jesus's tomb was empty:
After being crucified, Jesus's body was in fact not transferred to a tomb. [Full page.]