By Dr. Howard Davis.
I don't know if this will go through as I got a 404 at their other site.
But, the passage in Mark 16:4 says in Greek which I have read since ' 3 "having looked up": this shows in Greek the two women(who were prob.5 ft.) had to 'look upwards' to view the stone implying it was very tall. It says about "the stone" "for" gar.Gk., which was missed in English, but it means here "INDEED!" Then Mark uses 'megas' Gk. we get our word mega- ton, etc., meaning something of very great size. And finally he says in Greek "extremely" or to the uttermost. So there are four Greek words to describe just how massive that stone was!
So I translate;: And having looked upwards they are viewing that the stone has been rolled away, YES, INDEED it was extremely great in size!"
So looked upwards-this stone was very tall in height -"rolled away" showing it was round - not a square plug stone as is being taught today in some quarters- great in size or megas Gk. massive-and to add to the picture Mark is painting for us this massive stone was 'extremely' large.
Going back in time then Mark is saying this stone was much larger than the stones that covered tomb doorways! up to the time he was writing his narrative!!! Mark is known as a 'detailed writer.' He certainly shows us this trait here!
I always wondered what happened to this massive round stone and Simon led by the spirit of God found it in these last days when as Daniel says 'knowledge will be increased.' In Hebrew increased means to 'shoot an arrow.'It is increasing fast!
I feel a team of Byzantines- hauled the large stone by oxen(?)as possibly then it was in danger of being destroyed by ------- or some other unfriendly forces and took it to Mt.Nebo -Moses area, and this it where it was later found maybe in a cave and then erected into a display only for Simon to find!!! These same men may have covered over the tomb with dirt,etc., to further protect the site. Then later Gen. Gordon discovered it and had his men remove the debris and uncover the tomb and general area.
Of interest the boyhood home of Jesus may have been discovered in Nazareth. Inside stone doorway has a round stone next to it to roll in front of the room!
The Great Stone at Mount Nebo, overlooking the Promised Land, is a testimony by God Almighty, reminding all mankind that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) was crucified, died, and buried in the Tomb, conquered death by being raised by creator God Almighty, testifying God sent from heaven an angel to roll away the stone; this signified that the debt was fully paid, and Yeshua is now legally discharged, and so are those who believe and follow Him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16. King James Bible.
The GREAT STONE Owned By Joseph of Arimathaea from the Garden Tomb. Watch video and leave your comment here.