The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMark 16:3
And they said among themselves…
Either before they set
out, or as they were going along:
who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
Which they saw was placed there by Joseph, or his orders: this was
the only difficulty they had, that they were aware of; for they seem
to know nothing of the sealing of the stone, and of the watch that
was set to guard the sepulchre: things which were done on the
sabbath day, on which they rested: for had they, in all likelihood
they would never have attempted to have gone to it; the guard of
soldiers would have been a sufficient discouragement: but all their
concern was, how, and by whom, the stone should be rolled away, that
lay at the door of the sepulchre; and perhaps their concern might
be, not only on account of the largeness of the stone, as being too
much for them to remove, but because such a stone defiled by
touching it, according to the Jewish traditions F9.
F9 Misn. Oholot, c. 2. sect 4.