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Resurrection Events

Order of the Events of the Resurrection

1. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome start for the tomb, Lk. 23:55-24:1

2. They find the stone rolled away, Lk. 24:2-9

3. Mary Magdalene goes to tell the disciples, Jn. 20:1-2

4. Mary, the mother of James, draws near and sees the angel, Mt. 28:1-2

5. She goes back to meet the other women following with spices

6. Meanwhile Peter and John arrive, look in and depart, Jn. 20:3-10

7. Mary Magdalene returns weeping, sees two angels, then Jesus, Jn. 20:11-18

8. The risen Christ bids her tell the disciples, Jn. 20:17-18

9. Mary (mother of James) meanwhile returns with the women, Lk. 24:1-4

10. They return and see the two angels, Lk. 24:5; Mk. 16:5

11. They also hear the angel’s message, Mt. 28:6-8

12. On their way to find the disciples, they are met by the risen Christ, Mt. 28:9-10

Post-resurrection Appearances

1. To Mary Magdalene Jn. 20:14-18; Mk. 16:9

2. To the women returning from the tomb Mt. 28:8-10

3. To Peter later in the day Lk. 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5

4. To the disciples going to Emmaus in the evening Lk. 24:13-31

5. To the apostles (except Thomas) Lk. 24:36-45; Jn. 20-19-24

6. To the apostles a week later (Thomas present) Jn. 20:24-29

7. In Galilee to the seven by the Lake of Tiberias Jn. 21:1-23

8. In Galilee on a mountain to the apostles and 500 believers 1 Cor. 15:6

9. At Jerusalem and Bethany again to James 1 Cor. 15:7

10. At Olivet and the ascension Acts 1:3-12

11. To Paul near Damascus Acts 9:3-6; 1 Cor. 15:8

12. To Stephen outside Jerusalem Acts 7:55

13. To Paul in the temple Acts 22:17-21; 23:11

14. To John on Patmos Rev. 1:10-19

The New Unger’s Bible Handbook, Merrill F. Unger, Revised by Gary N. Larson, Moody Press, Chicago, 1984, pp. 397-398.