Why did Jesus refuse Mary Magdalene touching or embracing Him?
ANSWER: Back in Genesis 14, we were first introduced to Melchizedek, the priest of the Most High God, a term of deity not restricted to Israel. Hebrews 7, then, throws more light on Melchizedek and that Christ is the fulfillment of that Priesthood.
The first step of preparing the High Priest after Aaron’s priesthood was wash, wash in water. The typology of that was fulfilled at Christ’s baptism. Then, in the purity of His resurrected Body, He was now ready to present His blood in the Holy of Holies in Heaven, according to Hebrews 9: 11 & 12. He then returned and presented Himself to the 11 and invited them to see and feel the nail print proofs of His death, burial and resurrection.
That, then, is the Glorious Body after which we will be fashioned in eternity. Philippians 3:21.