“For as yet they knew not the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.” John 20:9 (KJB)
How well do I know Scripture? How well do I think I know Scripture? Those are two very different questions. I am pretty confident that I do not know Scripture as well as I ought to know them. I think sometimes that I am pretty intelligent concerning the Bible.
It is not, however, until a trial of faith or a real life situation comes along that I understand the value of things I have learned from God and His word.
The events leading to the verse above was the death, burial, and then the bodily resurrection of Jesus. These were not ignorant of the Scriptures teaching of the resurrection, but now all those times Jesus had spoken of His death and resurrection they had that “OH YEAH!” moment. Peter and John entered the empty tomb, and saw it was empty – the body of Jesus was gone.
At the crucifixion Scripture was fulfilled. In the burial Scripture was fulfilled. In the resurrection of Jesus Scripture was fulfilled.
Read the Scriptures. Hear them, know them, and understand.