Mark 16:2

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And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen. (ASV)

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The Gospels give us conflicting accounts about the timing of the visit to the tomb. This verse by itself is problematic, since lian prōi (translated "very early") implies a pre-dawn time, between 3:00 and 6:00 am. But this is contradicted by the second half of the sentence, which places it after sunrise (anateilantos tou heliou). This is inconsistent with the "early dawn" given by Luke 24:1 and Mary coming "while it was still dark" in John 20:1.

See C.S. Mann, Mark: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Bible 27), 1986, pp. 664-556.

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