I have a post, simply titled “How many guards at Jesus’ tomb?” that has proved to be one of the most popular ones on this blog, drawing ten thousand visitors or so each year. The bulk of these come during the Easter season. I suspect that there are a lot of churches putting on Passion plays and they’re looking for some guidance on this topic (eg, how many costumes should they make for the guards, and should they be Roman costumes, or Jewish temple guard costumes?)
This year, to enhance the service that this post has evidently provided, I have written a number of other essays that are meant to corroborate various claims made within the post. Hopefully, these essays come soon enough for people to find useful for the Easter 2013 season.
The original post, and the complementary essays, can be read on this site (links below) but have also been compiled into an ebook (cover to the right). I have a couple of other claims that I’d like to eventually corroborate, so this collection of essays could grow.
Original, Main Essay: “How many guards at Jesus’ tomb?”