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Visit of the women to the tomb of Jesus

Golgotha & Bethany, our late Saturday afternoon and early evening (A.D. 30 (or 29)

Mk. 16:1; Matt. 28:1

They watch the tomb late on Sabbath (our Sat. afternoon; purchase the spices after the Sabbath ends at 6 PM

Earthquake, rolling away of the stone

Before sunrise on the Sunday after the death of Christ

Matt. 28:2-4

Great earthquake in Jerusalem, angel of the Lord rolled away the stone, Roman soldiers became as dead men

Visit of the women to the tomb

Golgotha, early Sunday morning about sunrise

Mk. 16:2-8; Matt. 28:5-8; Lk. 24:1-8; Jn. 20:1

Women visit the tomb of Jesus. Angels announce that Jesus has risen. 

Mary Magdalene and women report to the apostles

Early in the morning

Lk. 24:9-12; Jn. 20:2-10

The women report the happenings at the tomb of Jesus to the apostles, John and Peter run to the tomb and make observations

Appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene

Jerusalem on Sunday

Mk. 16:9-11; Jn. 20:11-18

Five appearances are given as occurring on the day of Jesus’ resurrection, and five are given subsequently during the forty days. The five on the day of His resurrection were: (1) to Mary Magdalene; (2) to the other women; (3) the two going to Emmaus; (4) to Simon Peter; (5) the ten apostles.

Appearance of Jesus to the other women

Jerusalem on Sunday

Matt. 28:9-10

The women worship the resurrected Jesus.

Guards report to Jewish authorities

Probably Sunday morning

Matt.  28:11-15

Soldiers were paid to keep quiet and lie about Jesus’ body.

Appearance to two on road to Emmaus

Sunday afternoon

Mk. 16:12, 13; Lk. 24:13-32

Jesus reveals Himself to two disciples walking along the road. They recognize Him as He breaks bread and blesses it.

Appearance to Simon Peter

Jerusalem, Sunday evening

Lk. 24:33-35; I Cor. 15:5

Two disciples give their report and hear of Jesus appearance to Simon.

Appearance to disciples without Thomas

Jerusalem, Sunday evening


Mk. 16:14; Lk. 24:36-43; Jn. 20:19-25

Jesus appears to all of the disciples except Thomas in the upper room.





Appearance to Thomas and the disciples

Jerusalem, Sunday night a week later

Jn. 20:26-31; I Cor. 15:5

Jesus appears to Thomas who then worships Jesus.

Appearance to the seven disciples at the Sea of Galilee

Some time after the resurrection day and before the ascension at the Sea of Galilee

John 21

Miraculous catch of fish

Appearance to over 500 in Galilee

Mountain side in Galilee

Mk. 16:15-18; Matt. 28:16-20; I Cor. 15:6

Over 500 see Jesus and worship Him. Jesus gives His commission to His followers.

Appearance to James, the brother of Jesus


I Cor. 15:7


Appearance to disciples with another commission


Lk. 24:44-49; Acts 1:3-8

Jesus teaches them He is the fulfillment of O. T. prophecies and another commission.

Last appearance and the Ascension

On Olivet between Jerusalem and Bethany

Mk. 16:19-20; Lk. 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12

Jesus blessed those who were gathered and was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight.



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