New Defender's Study Bible Notes
16:31 hear not Moses. The criterion is doubly true today, for we have not only Moses and the prophets but the New Testament as well. Christ’s teaching, through this narrative (or parable, whichever it be) proved prophetic, for when He did come back from the dead, His enemies still were not persuaded, and did all they could to prevent His disciples from preaching His resurrection. On the other hand, there were many hearts that were still open, and such testimony did persuade them. The record says that “with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus;” and it also says that “the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith” (Acts 4:33; 6:7).