What best explains the earliest claims that Jesus rose from the dead?

Posted by: philochristos

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Jesus literally rose from the dead and appeared to some of his followers.

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The resurrection was a metaphor that later Christians took literally.

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The disciples had hallucinations that they interpreted as being the risen Jesus.

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Jesus didn't actually die, but appeared alive to his disciples after his crucifixion.

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The disciples didn't mean Jesus physically rose from the dead in history, but that these events happened in the spiritual realm.

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The disciples intentionally made the whole thing up.

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The disciples deluded themselves into believing Jesus rose because they just couldn't handle the disappointment of his death.

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It was all a big misunderstanding of some kind.

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Other

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The disciples read Old Testament passages they interpreted to mean the messiah must rise, so they inferred that he must have risen even though Jesus didn't actually appear to them.

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Peter hallucinated, then convinced everybody else that Jesus had risen.

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The disciples saw somebody they mistook to be Jesus.

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Jesus' twin appeared alive to the disciples.

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GuardianEvan says2018-04-26T19:08:20.2768175Z
I generally believe Jesus was some sort of man of God. He didnt do anything supernatrual he litteraly just came from God, made sure everybody knew how God works then he got murdered by Romans.

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