Spong suggests that the disciples and the writers of the gospels found their images of Jesus in Hebrews, Isaiah II and Daniel. He distils five clues that help to solve the mystery of Easter and enable him to reconstruct what happened at the first Easter and in the days and months following. His theory is that Jesus's followers all deserted him when he was crucified and that his place and manner of burial are unknown. The key disciples met again in Galilee, where they tried to understand the traumatic loss of their leader. They underwent a profound spiritual experience, convincing themselves that Jesus had not risen from the dead as prophesied in the Old Testament.