Mark 16:8 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
8. Fled from the sepulchre We may suppose that most probably the women did glance at the spot vacated by the risen Lord. The vacuity and the consciousness of an angel’s presence filled them with awe. In Oriental manner they bowed to the earth; they escaped from the sepulchre as men flee from a supernatural apparition. Neither said they anything to any man That is, on their way they addressed no bystander, but hastened to fulfil the message of the angel to the disciples.
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Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
Daniel D. Whedon (1808-1885) was a prominent university professor, theologian, and author. He served as Professor of Ancient Languages at Wesleyan University in Connecticut; as Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Michigan; and as editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review from 1856 to1884. He authored numerous books including Commentary on the New Testament (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860); Commentary on the Old Testament (New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1873); What is Arminianism? (Toronto: W. Briggs, 1879); and Essays, Reviews, and Discourses (New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1887).