How Many Witnesses Saw Jesus After His Resurrection?

According to the Bible, over 500 people witnessed the resurrected body of Jesus.

  1. When reading the New Testament, it may come as a surprise to some that, following Jesus’ resurrection, he appeared to great crowds of people on a number of different times.
  2. Is it possible to estimate how many people Jesus appeared to following his resurrection from the dead?
  3. More information may be found at: After his resurrection, how many times did Jesus appear to his followers?
  4. For starters, we know that Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9) as well as ″other women″ who came to the tomb to witness his resurrection (Matthew 28:9).
  1. This might have been a group of three to four persons.
  2. In the following days, Jesus appeared to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, who are widely believed to have appeared as two individuals (Luke 24:12).
  3. It’s also possible that Jesus appears in the middle of all of his apostles, which might have included St.

Matthias, who would later replace Judas as one of the twelve (Luke 24:36).This takes our total number of appearances to around 20 persons, but St.Paul mentions several more in his epistle to the Corinthian church.

Up to 500 people

  1. In fact, I passed on to you as of first importance what I had also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures; and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve apostles and disciples.
  2. Following that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at the same time, the vast majority of them are still alive, while some have passed away.
  3. Following that, Christ appeared to James, and then to the rest of the apostles.
  4. Last but not least, when it came to someone who was born unusually, he appeared to me.
  1. (1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:9) According to St.
  2. Paul’s argument, Jesus’ resurrection was a far-reaching event that was not just experienced by a small group of disciples, but by a ″multitude″ of other people.
  3. Furthermore, because there were so many people who saw Jesus in the flesh, the disciples of Jesus had an easier time convincing others of his resurrection because they had an abundance of witnesses.

Proof that a man died and rose from the dead would have been difficult to establish, but with over 500 witnesses, the task may have been a little less difficult to accomplish.Continue reading about the spiritual significance of Jesus’ visits on Easter Sunday.

First Witness to the Resurrection

Who was the very first person to see Jesus after he had risen from the dead? In order to attempt to address this issue, we must first examine what each gospel has to say on the subject.

Gospel of John (20:1-18)

  1. This gospel is the most in-depth account of what took place on the morning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  2. According to tradition, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early before daybreak and discovered that it was open.
  3. She raced away, convinced that someone had moved the body, and informed Peter and an unidentified disciple of what she had witnessed.
  4. These two guys dashed to the tomb, discovered it to be empty, and promptly fled the scene.
  1. Mary, on the other hand, remained nearby and began to weep.
  2. After a while, she returned to the grave and was greeted by two angels, who inquired as to why she was so upset.
  3. She informed them that someone had removed Jesus’ body and that she had no idea where it had been placed.

Then, all of a sudden, she whirled around and saw Jesus himself.Her contact with Christ is described in detail in John 20:14-16, which is included in the New Testament: Her attention was drawn to this by a figure who appeared to be Jesus, although she did not understand it was Jesus at the time.″What’s wrong with you, woman?″ he inquired.You’re seeking for someone, but who is it?″ The woman mistook him for a gardener and said, ″Sir, if you have taken him away, please tell me where you have put him, and I will come and fetch him.″ ″Mary,″ Jesus addressed her by name.She turned to face him and said in Aramaic, ″Rabboni!″ (Rabbi!

  1. ).
  2. (which means Teacher).
  3. Consequently, according to this narrative, Mary Magdalene was the first person to witness the resurrected Christ.
  4. She didn’t immediately identify him and assumed he was a gardener at first.
  5. However, when he addressed her by her given name, she recognized him right away.

Gospel of Matthew (28:1-20)

  1. The finding of the empty tomb serves as the starting point for this story as well.
  2. This version of the tale, however, includes a second woman, known as ″the other Mary,″ who joins Mary Magdalene on her journey to the tomb.
  3. When these two ladies arrive to the tomb, they are greeted by an angel who informs them that Jesus has risen and is no longer present.
  4. When they return, the angel directs them to inform the male disciples that they will be able to visit Jesus in Galilee.
  1. On their journey to find the male disciples, the two women come face to face with Jesus, who they immediately recognize as the Son of God.
  2. When he says, ″Greetings,″ they all fall to their knees and prostrate themselves before him in devotion.
  3. One means that Mary Magdalene and another lady also named Mary were the first people to see the risen Christ, according to this version of the story.

There are no further interactions with Jesus in the neighborhood of Jerusalem that are recorded in this gospel account.However, it claims that the male disciples traveled to Galilee (as commanded by the angel) and encountered Jesus there.

Gospel of Luke (24:1-35)

  1. Mary Magdalene was joined by other ladies on her visit to the tomb, according to this narrative, including Joanna and Mary the mother of James.
  2. They are startled when they notice two guys in shimmering robes standing next to them after they had discovered the tomb to be empty.
  3. These two men inform them that Jesus has risen from the dead and has left them.
  4. When the ladies return, they go to the male disciples and inform them of what occurred at the tomb.
  1. The male disciples don’t believe them, but Peter walks to the tomb anyway and discovers that it is empty, after which he departs from the scene.
  2. This accounts for the fact that no one saw Jesus during the first few visits to the tomb, according to this story.
  3. Later on, though, two of his disciples do come into him while traveling from Jerusalem to a place known as Emmaus.

The name of one of these disciples is Cleopas, while the identity of the other is unknown.As they make their way into the hamlet, Jesus appears beside them and begins conversing with them, but they are unable to identify him.As soon as they get in the hamlet, they all decide to get together for supper.During the lunch, the two travelers are startled into realizing that their company is none other than Jesus, who then departs from their sight.They then return to Jerusalem in order to inform everyone of what has transpired.

  1. The disciples are gathered together, chatting, and proclaiming that Jesus is alive and has appeared to Peter, albeit no specific location or time is given for this visit to Peter.
  2. As a result, this story is ambiguous concerning who was the first to see Jesus.
  3. It’s possible that it was the two guys who came across him on the way to the village but didn’t immediately identify him.
  4. In the interim, Peter, who had informed the other disciples of his personal meeting, may have been the one to make the announcement.
  5. It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, this testimony contradicts the accounts of John and Matthew since it suggests that none of the women saw Jesus as he approached the tomb.

Gospel of Mark (16:1-20)

  1. It is not mentioned in the oldest known copies of this gospel that Jesus made any post-resurrection public appearances.
  2. Many academics feel that the original ending of this gospel has been lost, in part as a result of this development.
  3. Whatever the case, the earliest manuscripts come to a screeching halt at verse 16:8, immediately upon the finding of an empty tomb.
  4. In the final two lines, Mary Magdalene and two other women are informed that Jesus has risen from the dead and is on his way to Galilee, where his disciples will be able to witness his appearance.
  1. Because of the missing segment, it is most likely that Jesus made at least one appearance in Galilee but none anywhere else in the neighborhood of Jerusalem if the original conclusion was lost.
  2. Later scribes who created copies of this gospel discovered that the original conclusion may have been lost, and various other endings were ultimately devised to fill in the gaps left by the original ending.
  3. Known as the ″Longer Ending″ or the ″Apocryphal Addition,″ the ending chosen for most modern bibles comprises of twelve verses (Mark 16:9-20), which are referred to as the ″Apocryphal Addition.″ According to this conclusion, the resurrected Jesus made his first public appearance to Mary Magdalene.

However, it seems likely that this was copied from John’s narrative and as a result, it cannot be considered an independent source of information.As a result, many academics believe that Mark’s gospel was the first New Testament gospel to be written, and the possibility that Mark’s original ending would be lost is particularly distressing.

First Corinthians (15:1-8)

  1. Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians contains a significant section on the subject of the resurrection, in addition to what the gospels have to say about it.
  2. Specifically, this verse (15:1-8) states that the raised Jesus appeared first to Peter (whom Paul refers to as Cephas), then to the other male disciples, and subsequently to a number of other individuals.
  3. Paul does not specify whence he obtained this knowledge, but he was acquainted with Peter, and he had seen several of the other disciples on his many visits to Jerusalem.
  4. In light of this, and the fact that this letter to the Corinthians was most likely written at least 15 years before any of the gospels, some academics believe that it may be the most trustworthy source of information regarding the resurrection.


  1. Many individuals find the many accounts to be confusing and contradictory, which is understandable.
  2. Some attempts have been made to reconcile the two sides, but the process is always fraught with ambiguous interpretations and improbable arguments.
  3. The fact that the gospels were not written until at least 35 years after the events suggests that some of the issues may be due to the fact that most of the original witnesses were either dead or couldn’t be discovered as a result of this delay.
  4. It was written earlier, but Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians has no particular information concerning the appearances that are mentioned.
  1. The contradictions might imply that the stories altered progressively as they were transferred from person to person over the course of the following years.
  2. However, the shared features show that there were initially three main accounts concerning what happened on that first Easter Sunday, as seen by the presence of these aspects in common.
  3. In one tale, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (and maybe another lady) near the grave, and they exchange greetings.

In another account, Jesus appears to Peter at an undisclosed location and time, which is not mentioned.Then there’s a third account, which can only be found in the Gospel of Luke, in which Jesus appears to Cleopas and an unknown friend on the route to a place called Emmaus.There are many who doubt that Jesus would have made his first public appearance to an inconspicuous disciple like Cleopas and an unnamed friend, especially considering that Luke is the only gospel that record this event.As a result, most people’s attention is drawn to the other two pieces in the collection.When attempting to choose between the other two versions, some academics believe that Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians should be given the greatest consideration because it was written at the time of the events occurring and is therefore the most recent.

  1. Peter, according to Paul, was the first person to see the rising Jesus, according to the text.
  2. According to Luke, Jesus may have appeared to Peter first, before anybody else.
  3. However, neither story provides a detailed description of the look.
  4. The gospels of John and Matthew contain accounts of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene (and possibly to another woman as well).
  5. It is said in both gospels that the apparition took place near the tomb, and both gospels provide some specifics about it.
  • Despite the fact that the specifics are inconsistent, it is possible that the tales are based on the same original narrative.
  • This narrative may have been heard by the other writers (Paul and Luke), but they may have chosen to leave it out of their reports for a variety of reasons.
  • Is it possible that Paul and Luke purposefully left out a story about an appearance to the women?
  • Some researchers have hypothesized that they did so because women were not thought to be trustworthy witnesses at the time.
  • Peter may have wished to have the tale concealed, according to another theory.
  • By suppressing the story about the women, he would find it easier to persuade people that the first appearance was to him, thereby elevating his social standing and reinforcing his position as a leader in the early Christian community.
  • Women did indeed discover the empty tomb, according to Luke.
  • But then he says that they left and went to the male disciples, indicating that they had never seen Jesus before.
  • Several scholars believe that this indicates that he had heard the entire original narrative of the ladies, but had purposefully omitted the portion about their meeting with Jesus near the tomb.
  • Others disagree.
  • Even though there was an attempt to keep the narrative of the look from the women’s ears, it was unsuccessful, which might suggest exactly how significant their contribution was.
  • As a matter of fact, judging by the quantity of detail that has survived, there is more evidence for an appearance to the ladies than there is for an appearance to Peter.
  • It should be noted that the resurrected Jesus visited his mother Mary before he appeared to anybody else, according to the Catholic Church, in order to provide consolation and to inform her that he was still alive.
  • This, however, is only a supposition based on what he should have done in the situation.
  • No indication of such a visit can be found in the Book of Revelation.
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Who Saw the Risen Jesus? The 12 Post-Resurrection Appearances of Christ

  1. Easter is celebrated on Sunday morning, the third day after Jesus’ death, and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
  2. Although no one witnessed Jesus’ resurrection, Acts 1:3 states that ″after his suffering, he revealed himself to them and supplied many persuasive evidence that he was alive.″ He came to them during a forty-day period and spoke to them about the kingdom of God.″ Who was the first person to see the rising Jesus?
  3. Many people have sought to put the numerous narratives of the resurrection appearances recorded in the New Testament into a coherent narrative.
  4. Dr.
  1. Norman Geisler points out the following 12 appearances of Christ (which includes Christ’s appearance to Paul on the road to Damascus): Mary Magdalene makes her first appearance.
  2. According to John 20:11-17, Mary Magdalene was the first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection.
  3. Presentation number two: The Other Mary and Salome Matthew 28:9-10 is a historical document.

On the morning of the resurrection Sunday, Jesus appeared to the other Mary and Salome (Mark 16:1), as well as to the disciples.“ Simon Peter makes a third appearance.Jesus appears to Peter on the Sunday following His resurrection, according to Luke 24:34.He says, ″It is true!″The Lord has risen from the dead and has appeared to Simon,″ says the Lord.

  1. Appearance number four: The Two Disciples on their way to Emmaus During the Sabbath, two disciples of Jesus are travelling from Jerusalem to Emmaus, according to Luke 24:13-32.
  2. Despite the fact that Jesus appeared, the characters do not acknowledge Him until later in the story.
  3. The name Cleopas is given to one of the disciples (Luke 24:18), whereas the name of the second disciple is not given.
  4. Five-hundred-and-fifty-fifth appearance: the Ten Apostles Following Jesus’ appearance to the two travelers on their way to Emmaus, they returned to Jerusalem to inform the apostles of what had happened.
  5. During their stay, Jesus appeared to ten of the apostles, all save one (Thomas) (Luke 24:33-49).
  • The 11 Apostles make an appearance in Appearance Number Six.
  • In John 20:26-30, Jesus is described as appearing to all eleven apostles ″a week later″ in a residence outside of Jerusalem.
  • This is most likely referring to the next Sunday.
  • Thomas has faith and no longer has any doubts.
  • The Seven Apostles make an appearance in Appearance Number Seven.
  • On the last page of John’s gospel, we read about seven apostles going out on an all-night fishing excursion on the Sea of Galilee, which took place somewhere between Christ’s appearance on the third day following his resurrection and his ascension 40 days after His resurrection.
  • This group includes the apostles Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, James, and John (the sons of Zebedee), as well as two more apostles who were not identified (John 21:1-14).
  • Following His resurrection, this was the third time Jesus appeared to a group of disciples, according to the Gospel of John (John 21:14).
  • Appears in Appearance 8: The Twelve Apostles in Galilee Matthew’s Gospel concludes with the appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the apostles in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-20).
  • The adoration of Jesus is received by His disciples.
  • He also gives His followers the Great Commission, instructing them to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples.
  • Appearance number nine: 500 people all at once In 1 Corinthians 15:6, Paul mentions a group of 500 persons who witnessed the resurrected Jesus at the same moment.
  • He also mentions that the majority of these individuals were still alive when he wrote to the believers at Corinth some 20 years later.
  • Appearance number ten: James James, Jesus’ brother, is also mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:7 when Jesus appears to him and his disciples.
  • That James acted as a leader in the early Jerusalem Church (Acts 15) and was responsible for drafting the letter of James is explained in this way.
  • His brother Jude would also become a follower of Christ and would go on to write the letter that bears Jude’s signature.

Appearance 11: The eleven apostles Acts 1:4-9 narrates Jesus’ ascension to the right hand of the Father 40 days after his resurrection.This would have been 10 days before the Feast of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).However, it is possible that Matthew 28:16-20 describes the identical occurrence, however this is not confirmed.Appearance number twelve: The Apostle Paul It is recorded in Acts 9 and 1 Corinthians 15:8 that Jesus appeared to Paul (then known as Saul) on the way to Damascus.Despite the fact that it was certainly Jesus outside of the 40 days following the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 9:5).

In relation with this incident, Paul referred to himself as ″abnormally birthed.″ Because some interpreters do not include this apparition with the others and consider appearances 8 and 11 to be the same event, others believe that Jesus made a total of ten resurrection appearances throughout his lifetime.After Jesus’ death and resurrection, at least 513 persons claimed to have witnessed Him alive.This number of witnesses would be significantly in excess of what would be required to demonstrate the accuracy of an occurrence in any courtroom.A few of these eyewitnesses were also put to death as a result of their conviction that Jesus had been raised from the grave.The overwhelming evidence indicates to Jesus physically coming back to life on the third day after His death, appearing to a large number of people, and going to heaven 40 days after that event.What Is the Importance of This?

If Jesus did, in fact, rise from the dead, then His promises are fulfilled.Messiah, or the Son of God, is who he claims to be.God requires our faith in order for us to get to know Him and enjoy eternal life (Romans 10:9-10).We are also obligated to both live for Him and to spread His message to the rest of the world.″The gospel″ literally translates as ″good news,″ as it offers individuals forgiveness in this life as well as an eternity with God beyond death.Please visit this page to learn more about how to pray to receive Jesus right now.

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How many witnesses saw jesus after his resurrection

Who saw Jesus after the resurrection?

Two post-Resurrection appearances are recorded in Matthew’s gospel: the first to Mary Magdalene and ″the other Mary″ at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all of Jesus’ disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and earth and commissions them to preach Jesus’ message to the entire world.

Who witnessed the ascension of Jesus?

Apostle Bartholomew Provides Testimony The Ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father.

What happened to Jesus after he resurrected?

According to the New Testament, ″God raised him from the dead,″ and he ascended to heaven, where he now sits at the ″right hand of God.″ He will return again to fulfill the remainder of Messianic prophecy, which includes the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment, and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, among other things.

Did Peter see Jesus after the resurrection?

It is recorded in John 21 of the New Testament that Jesus came to his followers after his resurrection and talked to Peter in particular, an event known as the Restoration of Peter (also known as the Re-commissioning of Peter).

How long did Jesus live after resurrection?

Accounts from the Bible The biblical story of Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1 takes place 40 days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first chapter of Acts portrays a supper at which Jesus tells the disciples to wait for the arrival of the Spirit.

What did Jesus do for 40 days?

Immediately following his baptism by John the Baptist, Jesus was subjected to 40 days and nights of temptation by the devil in the Judaean Desert. After Jesus rejected each temptation, Satan withdrew from the scene, and Jesus went to Galilee to begin his public ministry. Jesus fasted throughout the whole of this period of spiritual conflict.

How long was Jesus on earth before he ascended?

According to the first chapter of The Acts of the Apostles, after appearing to the Apostles on various occasions over a period of 40 days, Jesus was taken up in their presence and then hidden from them by a cloud, which is a common biblical image symbolizing God’s presence and which is often depicted as a cloud in the Bible.

How long did Lazarus live after resurrection?

Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days, is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as (Righteous) Lazarus the Four Days Dead after he rose from the dead. He is the subject of a prominent sign of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after he has been declared to be deceased.

How was Jesus resurrected?

‘The Son of Man must be thrown into the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be risen again,’ he told you while he was still with you in Galilee (Luke 24:5–7). They then returned to Jesus’ apostles and other members of the community to inform them that Jesus had been raised from the dead.

What day of the week was Jesus resurrected?

Following the contrast between the synoptic date of Jesus’ last Passover and the date of the subsequent ″Jewish Passover″ established by John, recent astronomical research has proposed that Jesus’ Last Supper took place on Wednesday, 1 April AD 33, and that the crucifixion took place on Friday, 3 April AD 33, and that the Resurrection took place on Sunday, 4 April AD 33.

Why Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Not only did Jesus suffer and rise again so that we may be forgiven, but he also died and rose again so that we could have life, according to the Bible. We are given life as a result of His death and resurrection on the cross.

What does 40 days symbolize in the Bible?

From the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus, there was a forty-day interval between the two events (Acts 1:3). In Stephen’s view, Moses’ life is divided into three 40-year portions, which are separated by his maturing into an adult, his fleeing from Egypt, and his subsequent return to lead his people out of Egypt (Acts 7:23,30,36).

What instructions did Jesus give his disciples before he returned to heaven?

Accounts from the New Testament ″All authority in heaven and on earth has been entrusted to me,″ Jesus declared to them when he appeared to them. Follow Jesus’ order to ″go and make disciples of all countries″ by baptizing them in his name (the Father’s name, the Son’s name, and the Holy Spirit’s name), teaching them to obey all that I have taught you.

Who disowned Jesus 3 times?

Following Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied knowing him three times. However, after the third denial, Peter heard the rooster crow and remembered the prophesy just as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then burst into tears of frustration. The Repentance of Peter is the name given to this final occurrence.

Where did Peter go after Jesus died?

The church in Antioch was founded by Peter, according to Origen (184–253) and Eusebius, who also claim that Peter ″went away to Rome preaching the Gospel after he had first founded the church at Antioch, and he also presided over the church in Rome after he had founded the church at Antioch until his death.″

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Furthermore, because of the large number of eyewitnesses, the disciples of Jesus had an easier time convincing people of Jesus’ resurrection than they would have had they not had such a large number of witnesses. Proof that a man died and rose from the dead would have been difficult to establish, but with over 500 witnesses, the process may have been a little less difficult to do.

How many people saw jesus after his resurrection

  1. Who was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection?
  2. Two post-Resurrection appearances are recorded in Matthew’s gospel: the first to Mary Magdalene and ″the other Mary″ at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all of Jesus’ disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and earth and commissions them to preach Jesus’ message to the entire world.
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We are not false witnesses, according to the writer of this letter; rather, he is asserting that the Corinthians and other Christians do not completely comprehend what occurred when Jesus died and was raised. Because Jesus Himself defeated death, it isn’t so much that Jesus was resurrected as it is that Jesus rose after beating death.

Witnesses to the Resurrection

It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, this testimony contradicts the accounts of John and Matthew since it suggests that none of the women saw Jesus as he approached the tomb. Mark’s Gospel (also known as the Gospel of Mark) (16:1-20) It is not mentioned in the oldest known copies of this gospel that Jesus made any post-resurrection public appearances.

How many people saw jesus after resurrection

  1. Who was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection?
  2. Two post-Resurrection appearances are recorded in Matthew’s gospel: the first to Mary Magdalene and ″the other Mary″ at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all of Jesus’ disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and earth and commissions them to preach Jesus’ message to the entire world.

Witnesses of the Resurrection | BYU New Testament Commentary

The apostle Paul then points to the large number of individuals who witnessed the risen Christ. He begins with Peter, whom he addresses as ″Cephas″ (1 Cor. 15:5), which was the nickname given to the foremost Apostle at the time. ″The twelve″ are the next group of witnesses that Paul cites (1 Cor. 15:5).

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After Jesus’ resurrection, a large number of people claimed to have seen Him alive. He is the only person in history to have been raised from the dead. Despite the fact that some individuals have been brought back to life, this is far different from being…

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Additional interviews with people who were healed by Jesus, spoke with Him, or witnessed His resurrection were conducted by Luke (Lk. 1:3 ″With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,…), so that many people who witnessed the resurrected Lord were…

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5. Those who believe in Him will have eternal life against those who do not (24 & 29). As a group, we will look over John 5:30-47 and the remainder of Jesus’ argument of His claim to be the Son of God this morning. This segment of the sermon has Jesus citing four separate witnesses in support of His assertion. It is not sufficient to assert a personal claim about oneself.

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  1. As a result, ″many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised″ (Mat 27:52), and ″rising out of the tombs after resurrection, they walked into the holy city and appeared to many″ (Mat 27:53).
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How many times did Jesus appear after He was resurrected?

  1. The following are the appearances of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible that took place between His resurrection and ascension, according to the order of appearances: 1.
  2. Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples, with Thomas among them, in the upper room, one week after the Resurrection day; then He appeared to Mary, maybe the next Sunday (John 20:26–29); and last He appeared to Lazarus, possibly the following Sunday (John 20:30–31).
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How many times did Jesus appear after his resurrection?

Following his resurrection from the grave, Jesus appeared to his followers on a number of times. This he accomplished not only on a single day, but over a period of several days in between…

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Furthermore, because of the large number of eyewitnesses, the disciples of Jesus had an easier time convincing people of Jesus’ resurrection than they would have had they not had such a large number of witnesses. Proof that a man died and rose from the dead would have been difficult to establish, but with over 500 witnesses, the process may have been a little less difficult to do.

Who saw Jesus first after His resurrection? |

  1. The solution is straightforward.
  2. Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus following His resurrection, precisely as the scriptures state (Mark 16:9).
  3. After then, the others were able to see Him.
  4. The context of the other verses does not provide any difficulties at any point.
  1. Please go to the Resurrection Chronology page to discover how the passages are connected to the rest of Scripture.

13 Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus (with pictures …

After His resurrection, Jesus remained alive on our planet for a total of thirty-eight days. I’m confident that hundreds of people witnessed Him throughout that time. Here is a list of thirteen of His public appearances that are recorded for us in the Bible, listed in chronological sequence. 1. He appeared to Mary Magdalene in the form of a…

who jesus saw after resurrection – Saw Tool

  1. Following His resurrection, Jesus was seen by His followers, Mary Magdalene, and more than five hundred additional individuals, including the apostles (1 Corinthians 15:6).
  2. Jesus, on the other hand, has been sitting at the right hand of the Father since His ascension.
  3. Whenever individuals nowadays claim to have had visions of the heavenly realms or claim to have seen Jesus, we should respond with a healthy dose of skepticism.

How long did Jesus stay on earth after his resurrection …

Immediately following the resurrection, Jesus showed Himself to His followers and commanded them to accept the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-22). Thomas, on the other hand, was absent. In the end, he determined that he would not trust the testimony of the other disciples unless he personally seen Jesus’ wounds (vs 24, 25).

Jesus Appears to Disciples after Resurrection – John 20 19 …

  1. After the Resurrection, Jesus appears to his disciples in John 20:19–31.
  2. The rising Lord Jesus revealed to His followers the significance of His resurrection in a slow and gradual manner over a long period of time.
  3. … Even after witnessing the empty tomb of Jesus and hearing the news of His showing to women, the apostles still had a lack of confidence and were extremely concerned about the crucifix…

10 Miracles Of Jesus Beyond The Cross by ‘Yinka Vidal

However, with Jesus’ resurrection, he relocated Paradise to the third Heaven, where he reigns as King of the Universe. After leaving Hades, Jesus brought with him all of the saints who had died before to his resurrection, as well as those who had repented as a result of his teaching to the spirits imprisoned in the underworld. They went to Heaven with Jesus because he took them with him.

What Did Jesus Do After His Resurrection? – Beliefnet

People have a tendency to believe or act as though the Bible comes to a complete halt once Jesus is risen from the grave. After His resurrection, however, there remain an inordinate number of pages still to be written. In fact, over half of all… 0 percent are happy, 0 percent are sad, 0 percent are excited, 0 percent are sleepy, 0 percent are angry, and 0 percent are surprised.

The Case for Christ: What’s the evidence for the resurrection?

  1. Strobel, a writer for the Chicago Tribune and a Yale Law School graduate, authored ″The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus″ in 1998.
  2. Strobel is the author of ″The Case for Christ.″ Strobel had previously been an atheist, but after his wife’s conversion to evangelical Christianity, he felt obligated to challenge some of the central Christian claims about Jesus.
  3. While the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection was the most important of these assertions, additional claims included the belief in Jesus as the actual Son of God and the veracity of the New Testament literature, among others.
  4. Strobel, on the other hand, was unable to disprove these assertions to his complete satisfaction, and he eventually became a Christian himself.
  1. It went on to become one of the most widely read and widely distributed works of Christian apologetic (that is, a defense of the rationality and correctness of Christianity) in history.
  2. An version of ″The Case for Christ″ will be released on Friday, April 7, according to the studio.
  3. The film makes an attempt to present a persuasive argument for the historical accuracy of Jesus’ resurrection.

It’s a house of cards, as one character explains to Strobel early in the film: ″If the resurrection of Jesus didn’t happen, it’s a house on the verge of falling down.″ A number of factors, in my opinion as a religious studies professor specializing in the New Testament and early Christianity, lead me to believe that Strobel’s book and the film adaptation have failed to establish the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection.

Are all of Strobel’s arguments relevant?

  1. According to the film’s producers, the evidence supporting the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection is the film’s core subject.
  2. Several of its arguments, on the other hand, are not immediately applicable to this situation.
  3. According to Strobel, the fact that there are over 5,000 Greek copies of the New Testament in existence, which is significantly more than any other ancient literature, is a significant point in his argument.
  4. He does this in order to show that we may be reasonably certain that the original forms of the New Testament books have been faithfully conveyed.
  1. While this number of manuscripts appears to be rather large, the majority of them date from the 10th century or later, making them a relatively recent addition to the collection.
  2. The second century is represented by a total of less than ten papyrus texts, the most of which are relatively fragmented.
  3. The early manuscripts, I believe, do an excellent job of providing us with a reasonable indication as to what the original shape of the New Testament texts would have looked like.

If these second-century copies are true, all we have left are first-century documents claiming that Jesus was risen from the grave, which isn’t very encouraging.In no way does this demonstrate the historicity of the resurrection.

What do the New Testament writings prove?

  1. One of the most important arguments in the film is drawn from the New Testament book known as First Corinthians, which was written by the Apostle Paul to a group of Christians in Corinth in order to resolve conflicts that had developed in their society.
  2. Paul is supposed to have written this letter around the year 52, which would have been around 20 years after the death of Jesus.
  3. In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, the apostle Paul provides a list of individuals to whom the resurrected Jesus shown himself.
  4. One of the most remarkable of these witnesses to the risen Jesus is a group of more than 500 individuals who appeared at the same time as the Apostle Peter and James, the brother of Jesus.
  1. Many academics think that Paul is referring from a far older Christian doctrine, which may have arisen only a few years after Jesus’ death and was adopted by the early church.
  2. This verse contributes to the demonstration that the idea that Jesus was risen from the dead dates back to very early in the history of Christian belief systems.
  3. Indeed, many New Testament scholars would agree that some of Jesus’ disciples believed they had seen him alive only a few weeks or months after his death, and that this belief was supported by other witnesses.

According to Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar who is outspoken about his agnosticism, ″What is certain is that the earliest followers of Jesus believed that Jesus had come back to life, in the body, and that this was a body that had real bodily characteristics: it could be seen and touched, and it could be heard.″ This, on the other hand, does not establish in any way that Jesus was raised from the dead.It is not uncommon for people to have visions of their deceased relatives: Thirteen percent of those polled in a research of over 20,000 people claimed to have seen the dead.Various reasons for this occurrence have been proposed, ranging from physical and mental fatigue induced by the loss of a loved one to the assumption that certain components of human nature are capable of surviving corporeal death to a variety of other theories.To put it another way, sightings of the risen Jesus are not nearly as uncommon as Strobel would have us believe they are.

A miracle or not?

  1. But what about the 500 persons who witnessed Jesus’ resurrection at the same time?
  2. First and foremost, biblical scholars are baffled as to what incident Paul is alluding to in this passage.
  3. The ″day of Pentecost″ (Acts 2:1) is thought to be a reference to the Holy Spirit bestowing supernatural capacity to communicate in languages that were foreign to them on the Christian community in Jerusalem at that time, according to some.
  4. However, according to one major researcher, this incident was added to the list of resurrection appearances by Paul, and the origins of the event remain unclear.
  1. Second, even if Paul is reporting truthfully, his claims are no more credible than those of huge groups of individuals who claim to have witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary or a UFO landing on their property.
  2. Despite the fact that the particular processes underlying such group hallucinations are yet unknown, I have serious doubts that Strobel would consider all of these examples to be true.
  3. The fact that Jesus’ tomb was empty on Easter morning, according to Strobel, is the greatest explanation for this event.

Some academics might doubt the timeliness of the account of the empty tomb.Data suggests that the Romans did not routinely remove victims from crosses when they died, and this is supported by archaeological evidence.The belief in Jesus’ resurrection may have formed first, and the myth of the empty tomb may have developed only later, when early detractors of Christianity began to challenge the reality of this claim.But even if we believe that the tomb was indeed empty that morning, what evidence do we have that it was a miracle rather than the corpse of Christ being moved for unknown reasons?Miracles are, by definition, exceedingly improbable events, and I see no reason to believe that one has occurred when alternative explanations are considerably more likely to be correct.

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Who are the experts?

  1. Aside from all of the obvious flaws in Strobel’s presentation, I feel that Strobel has made no genuine effort to include a diverse range of academic viewpoints in his presentation.
  2. As part of the film, Strobel travels around the country, interviewing professors and other professionals about the historical significance of Jesus’ resurrection.
  3. In his book, Strobel describes the experts he interviewed as ″renowned scholars and authority who have impeccable academic credentials.″ The movie does not explain how Strobel selected the experts he interviewed.
  4. Gary Habermas and William Lane Craig, two biblical scholars who appear in the film, both teach at institutions (Liberty University and Biola University, respectively) that require their faculty members to sign statements affirming that they believe the Bible is inspired by God and is free of any contradictions, historical inaccuracies, or moral failings, despite the fact that they do not believe the Bible is inspired by God.
  1. ″We affirm that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all of its words are written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters,″ states the faculty application for Liberty University, as an example.
  2. It is not obligatory to sign such declarations of faith by the vast majority of professional biblical scholars who teach in the United States and other countries.
  3. Many of the other experts he interviews for his book have connections that are comparable to his own.

The scholars selected by Strobel represent a rather restricted range of disciplines and are not indicative of the field as a whole.(I believe there are around 10,000 professional biblical scholars in the world at any given time.) In an email response to my query regarding whether most professional biblical academics would find Strobel’s arguments for the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection to be compelling, Strobel stated, ″I believe that the majority of professional biblical scholars would find my arguments persuasive.″ Remember that there are a large number of highly qualified experts who would agree that the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is adequate to demonstrate the historical validity of the event.Furthermore, Dr.Gary Habermas has developed a compelling ″minimum facts″ argument for the resurrection that relies only on evidence that practically all scholars would agree is compelling in its own right.At the end of the day, though, each individual must come to his or her own conclusion on the Christ case.

  1. The way someone interprets the evidence is influenced by a variety of factors, including, for example, whether or not the person has an anti-supernatural prejudice.″

No compelling evidence

  1. According to Strobel, if he had polled experts at public institutions, private colleges and universities (many of which have religious affiliations), or denominational seminaries, the results of his poll would have been very different.
  2. In the same way that Strobel asserts in the quote above, Christian apologists frequently claim that the primary reason secular scholars do not affirm the historicity of the resurrection is because they have a ″anti-supernatural bias″ against Christianity.
  3. According to his portrayal, secular experts just refuse to believe that miracles can occur, and as a result, they will never accept the historicity of the resurrection, no matter how much proof is shown to them.
  4. Although some Christians believe in miracles, I believe that apologists such as Gary Habermas are just as anti-supernaturalist when it comes to miraculous claims that occur after the founding of Christianity, such as those involving later Catholic saints or miracles that occur in non-Christian religious traditions.
  1. Some of Jesus’ disciples were certain that they had seen him alive after his death, and I have little doubt about their beliefs.
  2. While such astonishing claims abound in the world today, I believe that ″The Case for Christ″ has failed to give persuasive proof that Jesus’ resurrection was historically accurate.

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus: The Five Hundred Believers — Hope On Demand

  1. Here we have the greatest number of persons who have seen Jesus at the same time since the Resurrection.
  2. When it comes to establishing anything, the Bible specifies in Deuteronomy 19:15 that it should be done ″in the mouths of two or three witnesses.″ In most cases, two eyewitnesses are sufficient to condemn a guilty party.
  3. ″Whoever is deserving of death should be put to death on the evidence of two or three witnesses,″ according to Deuteronomy 17:6.
  4. 500 persons is a large number of people!
  1. A large number of eyes are focused on the risen Savior, which should instill great faith in the veracity of His resurrection.
  2. The belief that Jesus did not rise from the grave will endure as long as there are humans.
  3. Paul informs us that many individuals witnessed Jesus’ resurrection, including Peter, the 12 disciples, the more than 500 believers mentioned here, James, Jesus’ half-brother, all of the apostles, and Paul himself.

″Evidence That Demands a Verdict″ was written by Josh McDowell.″The Case for Christ″ was written by Lee Strobel.Both volumes contribute to the resolution of the question of whether or not Christ is alive and well now.The resurrection is a historical reality that cannot be denied.The fact that Christ is alive is the foundation of our entire religion.

  1. It is this that distinguishes Christianity from all other religions on the face of the earth.
  2. When you got to the tomb the other day, you discovered that Christ had not been there.
  3. Every other religious leader, on the other hand, is long dead and buried elsewhere.
  4. Today, you have the ability to communicate with Jesus.
  5. He pays attention!
  • Why?
  • Because He Is Still Alive!

To Whom Did Jesus Appear after His Death?

  1. They were the primary reason the disciples believed in the resurrection of Jesus because they witnessed Him alive after He had been declared dead.
  2. Jesus appeared to His disciples in a living state on a number of occasions throughout His ministry.
  3. It is as a result of this that we see them testifying time and time again to the fact that they were eyewitnesses to His resurrection.
  4. Because the disciples had direct knowledge of the resurrection, they provide a significant argument in favor of the resurrection of Christ.
  1. Because they saw Him with their own eyes, the disciples were certain that He had risen from the dead.
  2. The Testimony of Jesus Regarding His Resurrection Jesus’ own personal witness of His resurrection from the dead is the first piece of evidence.
  3. I am the Living One; I was once dead, but lo and behold, I am now alive for all time!

And I am in possession of the keys of death and Hades (Revelation 1:18).Jesus’ words are recorded by Luke.Take a look at my fingers and toes.It is, in fact, I myself!You can feel my flesh and bones, and you will realize that a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you can see I do (Luke 24:39).

  1. Jesus’ Various Appearances Throughout History After the resurrection, Jesus was seen by a large number of people.
  2. The following were the people who made an appearance.
  3. Mary Magdalene was a woman who lived in the first century AD.
  4. Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after he ascended into heaven.
  5. Now, when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and she had no idea that it was Jesus at the time.
  • ‘Woman, what is the cause of your tears?’ Jesus inquired.
  • ‘Who is it that you are looking for?’ Assuming he was the gardener, she approached him and said, ‘Sir, if you have brought him away, please tell me where you have laid him, and I will come and take him away.″ ‘Mary!’ Jesus said to her.
  • She turned to face him and said, ‘Rabboni!’ (which translates as ‘Teacher’) (John 20:14-16).
  • This sudden presence came as a complete surprise.
  • Mary the Mother of James, Salome, and Joanna are three of the most important women in the Bible.
  • These three ladies were also seen by Jesus in his appearance.
  • This occurred following the apparition of Jesus to Mary Magdalene.
  • After an angel informed them that Jesus had risen from the dead, they were on their way to inform Jesus’ followers when they came face to face with the risen Christ.
  • And lo and behold, Jesus came up to them and welcomed them.
  • And they came up to him, seized hold of his feet, and prostrated themselves before him in reverence (Matthew 28:9).
  • Once again, we are treated to an unexpected appearance.
  • Similarly to Mary Magdalene, these ladies came close to Jesus’ body and touched it.
  • As the first person cited in Paul’s list of witnesses, Peter is also the first apostle to witness the rising Christ.
  • He is also the first person to see the risen Christ.
  • This was a private appearance to reassure him, as he had just refused his Lord in front of everyone.
  • The gospels are utterly deafeningly quiet about the specifics of this gathering.

Luke simply stated: ″The Lord has definitely risen from the dead, and he has appeared to Simon!″ (Luke 24:34).On the Road to Emmaus, There Were Two Disciples Later on Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus, according to the Gospel of Luke.And lo and behold, two of them were on their way to a place named Emmaus, which was approximately seven miles away from Jerusalem, that very day.And they were having a conversation with one another about all that had happened.And it so happened that, while they were speaking and debating, Jesus himself approached them and joined them on their journey.

However, they were unable to recognize him because of their eyesight (Luke 24:13-16).This pair of disciples, like the women, had no expectation that Jesus would resurrect from the dead.It was in reality because they had lost faith in Him that they were departing from Jerusalem.Thomas is absent from the Disciples.This is the final of Jesus’ five appearances on Easter Sunday, and it is the most dramatic.It took place in the evening, most likely in the upper room where Jesus had inaugurated the Lord’s Supper the previous day.

It is reported in both Luke’s and John’s gospels, providing us with two completely separate versions of what occurred in that day.As a result, when it was nightfall on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors were closed where the disciples were because they were afraid of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst of them, saying, ″Peace be with you.″ John wrote: Following his statement, he demonstrated his hands and his side to the group of onlookers.Therefore, when the disciples finally saw the Lord, they were overjoyed…However, Thomas, one of the twelve disciples, known as Didymus, was not there when Jesus appeared (John 20:19,20,24).All of the Disciples are present.It was eight days later when He reappeared, this time with Thomas in attendance.

And after eight days, his disciples had returned to the house, with Thomas accompanying them.Jesus entered through the closed doors and stood in the center of the crowd, saying, ″Peace to you!″ ″Reach your finger here and look at my hands,″ he instructed Thomas.″Reach your hand here and push it into my side,″ he said.

‘Do not be unbelievers, but rather believers.″ After that, Thomas responded by exclaiming to him, ‘My Lord and My God!(See also John 20:26-28.) At the Sea of Galilee, there were seven Disciples.Another appearance took place on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus appeared to seven disciples.Following these events, Jesus showed himself to the disciples once again near the Sea of Tiberias, and he presented himself in the manner described above.Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, as well as two other disciples, were all present at the same time (John 21:1, 2).In Galilee, there is a mountain.

  1. Additionally, the story of Jesus appearing before His eleven disciples in Galilee is told in the Bible.
  2. The eleven disciples, on the other hand, traveled to Galilee and the mountain that Jesus had designated.
  3. And when they saw him, they worshipped him; however, some were hesitant to do so (Matthew 28:16,17).
  4. There were almost 500 people in attendance.

On another instance, Jesus appeared to over 500 individuals at the same time on a single date.Following that, he was seen by over five hundred individuals all at once, the vast majority of them are still alive, while some have passed away (1 Corinthians 15:6).James In addition, the Bible claims that Jesus appeared to His half-brother James.He then appeared to James, and subsequently to the rest of the apostles (1 Corinthians 15:7).The specifics of this apparition have not been documented.

Saul In the days following Jesus’ ascension, He came once more, this time to Saul of Tarsus.And as he went, he drew close to Damascus, at which point a halo of light flashed around him from above.Afterwards, he slumped to the ground and heard a voice calling out to him, ‘Why are you persecuting me, Saul?’ And he said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ he replied.In response, the Lord responded, ″I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting″ (Acts 9:3-5).These are the appearances of Jesus that are documented in the New Testament.They were successful in convincing His disciples that He had resurrected from the grave.

  1. According to Luke, Jesus demonstrated His physical existence with several persuasive proofs.
  2. Furthermore, Jesus demonstrated to them that he was alive after his suffering via several persuasive demonstrations, coming to them over a period of forty days and spoke of matters pertaining to the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3) Summary According to the Bible, Jesus made a number of public appearances following His death.
  3. They were delivered to a variety of different persons over the course of forty days.
  4. In the Bible, it is expressly stated that on Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, the ladies who came to Jesus’ tomb (Mary the Mother of James, Salome, and Joanna), Peter, and two disciples who were traveling on the Emmaus road.
  5. He also appeared to the other eleven Disciples, who were there in the absence of Thomas.
  6. Later, he appeared in front of them with Thomas in attendance.

On the Sea of Galilee, there was also an apparition to seven disciples, according to tradition.During another appearance, he was in front of more than five hundred individuals at the same time.The character James makes an appearance as well.

At long last, Jesus appeared to Saul of Tarsus, the man who would go on to become known as the Apostle Paul.Any of these appearances convinced His disciples that He had risen from the grave beyond all reasonable doubts.

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