Matthew 17:1-13 records the Transfiguration of Jesus in front of Peter, James and John (cp. Mark 9:1-13). During that transfiguration Moses and Elijah appear on the mountain with Jesus (17:3). What is the biblical-theological significance of their appearance? And why Moses and Elijah? How does their appearance contribute to our understanding of who Jesus is?
HINT: There is a LOT that could be discussed here; feel free to explore any and all of those possibilities.
“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.'” So they departed with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Matt 28:5-7 (ESV)
Words to reflect upon as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of of Christ, the bedrock foundation of our faith.