The order of the appearances of Jesus in the 40 days between His resurrection & ascension.

Not everyone agrees on the order below.  For example some believe (7) & (8) are one appearance. I do not. However, (8) may have occurred before (7).

In and around Jerusalem:

On the day of His resurrection:(1) To Mary Magdalene John 10:14-18 . Mark 16:9

(2) To the women returning from the tomb with angelic message Matthew 28:8-10 .

(3) To Peter, probably in the afternoon Luke 24:34 ; 1 Corinthians 15:5 .

(4) To the Emmaus disciples toward evening Luke 24:13-31 . Mark 16:12-13

(5) To the eleven apostles, except Thomas Luke 24:36-43 ; John 20:19-24 . Mark 16:14

(6) Eight days afterward: to the eleven apostles, Thomas being present John 20:24-29 .

The disciples go to Galilee where they spent the next 21 +/- days

(7) To the seven apostles by the Lake of Tiberias or Sea of Galilee John 21:1-23 .

(8) To the eleven apostles at the mountain in Galilee: Matthew 28:16-20 ; v.16  “But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated”  NASB

(9) To five hundred disciples 1 Corinthians 15:6 .

(10) To James half-brother of Jesus 1 Corinthians 15:7 .

Ascension Day near Jerusalem, 40 days after His resurrection

(11) To the eleven apostles at Mount Olivet near Jerusalem: Acts 1:3-12 .  Mark 16:19 -20; Luke 24:44-53

Ten days after His ascension the Holy Spirit came as promised in Jerusalem Acts 2

After His Ascension

(12) To Stephen outside Jerusalem Acts 7:55

(13) To Paul: Near Damascus Acts 9:3-6 ; 1 Corinthians 15:8

(14) To Paul: In the temple Acts 22:17-21 ; 23:11 .

(15) To John on Patmos Revelation 1:10-19 .

Source: Modified by Henry Luke from Scofield Bible Study Notes for Matthew 28:9 free on-line. 

Modifications partially from  J. B. New Testament  Maps:

Link to Scofield notes for entire Bible free on line:

J B Phillips Translation—a rich trove of information.  THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH NOTES and MAPS People, Places, Customs, Concepts, Journeys

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