Approach: Reading about the disappearance of Jesus' body to understand what the resurrection meant.

Hermeneutic objective: Show how the Bible can explain supernatural events.

Theological objective: Jesus' followers did not understand what Jesus meant when He said He would rise again in three days and, as the result, expected to find a dead body. The angel explains to Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome that Jesus rose from the dead, which is why the tomb is empty.