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

This entry was posted in Discipleship Training, FBC Sunday School, One2Won Discipleship Training and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s