Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 24:1
- At early dawn (ortrou bateov).
- Genitive of time. Literally, at deep dawn. The adjective batuv (deep) was often used of time. This very idiom occurs in Aristophanes, Plato, et cetera. John 20:1 adds "while it was yet dark." That is, when they started, for the sun was risen when they arrived (Mark 16:2).
- Which they had prepared (a htoimasan).
- Mark 16:1 notes that they bought other spices after the sabbath was over besides those which they already had (Luke 23:56).