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The Bible does not specifically tell us why the followers of Christ did not always recognize Jesus after His resurrection. As a result, some of the following is speculation. Keeping this in mind, t...
I agree with Michael and additionally, I do not believe we can comprehend or imagine the brutalities our Lord experienced. Isaiah 52 14 states: "As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:" He was so beaten, bruised, battered, ripped, torn and disfigured his appearance was appalling and horrifying to look upon. His visage (appearance) was so damaged that he did not even look human! Our precious Lord, God and Savior's body was literally reduced to human hamburger. I'm sure those who saw him in this condition could not imagine that the one later standing before them was the resurrected and glorified Christ.
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