This story is more convoluted that a Mexican tele-novela!
I agree it's not the most straightforward account I've ever seen.
1) Truth is often stranger than fiction.
It's hard to empathise since I've never given up everything to follow a
guy around for 3+ years, watched Him silence the most learned people of
His day with a word, cast out demons and heal people by the hundreds,
teach me with crazy authority I've never heard, predict His own death,
then get tortured, die in the most humiliating way possible, get buried,
and then start to understand that He may well have risen from the dead.
I have no idea how I'd react, how logically, how many times I'd go back
to the tomb to check again, just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.