Impossible to affirm
“. . . a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid.” Luke 23:53
“It is not without meaning that the tomb in which the body of Jesus was laid was a new one. It was thus impossible to affirm that any other than He had opened a way out of its dark recess, the conqueror of death.”
James Dodds, Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed (London, 1896), page 52.