If the revelation of God comes through Jesus, how were the people living in the 4000 or 40,000 or 200,000 years (depending on your beliefs) before Jesus able to know what God is really like? As Golffly points out the picture in the OT is often not very pretty.
With regard to the accounts of Jesus' resurrection, the differences can not be lightly dismissed. Did the women meet Jesus while they ran to tell the disciples as Matthew portrays? If so, why did the disciples on the way to Emmaus in Luke not know this? They knew the tomb was empty and that the women had seen angels. Did the women just forget to relay the important fact of SEEING Jesus?
And Mark says, in the part before the later addition, that the women told no-one.
You did not really answer my question. If the women saw Jesus as they ran to tell the disciples, their omission to tell them this, as shown in Luke, is incomprehensible. If they did not see him, then Matthew just made it up and was not inspired. Or is it like Mark, where they told no-one?
Then there is John's account where Mary visits the tomb twice, seeing Jesus on her own at the tomb on the second visit.
So did she see him in the company of others running to the disciples, or on her own on a second visit, or tell no-one?
The most stupendous event in Christianity is the Resurrection. One would expect the accounts of it to be reasonably consistent.