What is the significance of the earthquake and the rock split in Matthew 27:51?


Matthew 27:1 - 66

ESV - 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 20 2021 Mini Adeola Joseph Supporter

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
To me, the earthquake and the rocks splitting that occurred when Christ died were not significant of themselves, but were necessary accompaniments/causes or emphatic by-products of the splitting of the veil in the temple mentioned in the same verse, which represented Christ's atoning death removing the separation that existed between God and humanity caused by unforgiven sin.

March 20 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining