“Either God raised Jesus from the dead, or the disciples somehow got the job done in their imaginations. If it was God, then the Deity thought that crucifixion was not the appropriate finale to the story of Jesus, that something in his history cried out for a different ending. If, however, it was the disciples who, through deceit or self-deception, raised Jesus into Christian mythology, then clearly they felt the same way: something was wrong with death having the last word with their master, so they persuaded themselves and others that it had not. In either case, whether it was God or the disciples, crucifixion was deemed to be the wrong denouement. Resurrection was needed.” (Dale Allison, Resurrecting Jesus, p 215)
Happy Easter to everyone.