Re: Physical Resurrection

Geoffrey Horton (
Mon, 04 Nov 1996 17:33:03 -0600

A slight emendation to Bill Frix's notes:

> Finally, Jesus had to tell (literally) Mary "do not touch Me" in John
> 20: 17, yet in Matt 28:9 "And behold, Jesus met them and greeted
> them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.
> (NAS)". A spirit has no body, hence could not be touched. That the
> disciples could touch Him implies He had a real, physical body, just
> like we shall have.

The NRSV has Jesus telling Mary: "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended
to the Father." I read from this that Jesus was solid enough for Mary to prevent him
from going about his business, had she not let go.