The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMark 16:2
And very early in the morning, the first day of the week,
&c.] (See Gill on 28:1).
They came to the sepulchre at the rising of the sun;
of the sun of
righteousness, as Mr. Mede observes; or rather, of the natural sun:
for though it was dark when they set out, and when it dawned towards
the first day, yet by that time that they all got to the sepulchre,
the sun was rising; the Jews say F7, that
``from the ascending of the morning, or break of day, until
the sun rises, is an hour and a half.''
And so much time may very well be allowed the women, from their
setting out, to their coming to the sepulchre. Moreover, they say
``from the hind of the morning, to the time the east is
enlightened, a man may walk four miles, and from the time
that the east is enlightened, (hmxh Untv de) , "until the sun
rises", four miles.''
But women must not be thought to walk so fast: let it be observed,
that Christ, who is called the hind of the morning, (Psalms 22:1)
(title, "Aijeleth Shahar"), and the morning star, (Revelation 22:16) ,
rose at this time.
F7 Piske Tosaphot in Pesach. art. 44.
F8 T. Hieros. Beracot, fol. 2. 3. Bereshit Rabba, sect. 50. fol. 45. 2.
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