‘Risen’ Movie Releases Today and Should Be Viewed as Fiction, Even by Christians

Jesus of Nazareth, if he ever existed, was supposedly crucified by the Romans and then placed in a tomb which was then found empty three days later. But modern Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman has shown that it was improbable that Jesus would have been buried after crucifixion. “What normally happened to a criminal’s body”, says Ehrman, “is that it was left to decompose and serve as food for scavenging animals.”