According to Matthew, the stone on the tomb of Jesus was removed by
According to the Gospel of Matthew, the stone on the tomb of Jesus was removed by an angel. The angel appeared during the dawn of the first day of the week, rolled the stone away from the tomb's entrance, and sat on it. This happened after an earthquake had occurred, which was caused by the descent of the angel from heaven. The angel's purpose was to show that the tomb was empty, and that Jesus had risen from the dead, just as He had said.