Who will roll the stone away?
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”
Mark 16: 1,2,3. ESV
The gospels tell us that the stone that was at this tomb was GREAT. It was not a normal size stone as the ones we so often see in the Holy Land which only just covered the entrance door to the tomb. This stone must have been, and was, and is unique. It was so large that when the two Mary's went back to the tomb, to anoint Jesus' body, as the scriptures say, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
Here the gospel of Mark makes this point very clearly because the stone was so large the two Mary's were obviously concerned how they would push and roll such a great stone clear away. This conversation proves the stone at the TRUE tomb was most certainly unique.
Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, were on their way to the tomb.
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This picture above is a typical sample of a tomb in the Holy Land, which many believe the stone should be like in the Garden Tomb