Dec 17

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Dec 17 16.5 When they heard that he was alive, and that she had seen him, they disbelieved. Lo! Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They moved closer, clasped his feet and worshipped1 him. Then he said, “Dont be afraid. Go, tell my brethren to meet me in Galilee.”2

16.6 However, some of the guards went into the city and told the chief priests what had happened. They met together with the elders, who paid the guards a large bribe, telling them to say, “His disciples came at night and stole him while we slept.” They added, “Should the governor hear, we will take responsibility and protect you.” Taking the money, the guards did as instructed.

That story had been widely spread among the Jews to this day.