When Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent died, his death was kept secret for several days so as not to discourage his army. Messengers were escorted into the throne room where the embalmed body sat motionless on his throne—seemingly listening to them without replying. How different are the facts of Jesus' death and resurrection. The Bible speaks again and again of witnesses who heard Him speak and saw Him eat and knew He was no longer dead but alive forevermore.