Scriptural References


Mt 28:2-4There is a great earthquake, not to let Jesus out of the tomb but to permit witnesses to enter.
Mt 28:1; Mk 16:1-4; Lk 24:1; Jn 20:1Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Salome, Joanna, and other women come to the tomb at daybreak, leaving their homes while it was still dark.
Jn 20:2Mary Magdalene runs to tell Peter and John.
Mt 28:5-8; Mk 16:2-8; Lk 24:2-7The other women enter the tomb and are addressed by the angel.
Jn 20:3-10; Lk 24:12Peter and John arrive at the tomb after the women have left.
Jn 20:11-18; Mk 16:9-11 “first”Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene.
Mt 28:9-10Jesus appears to the other women.
Mt 28:11-15The chief priests and the elders bribe the guards to cover up the resurrection.
Lk 24:8-11The women tell the disciples.
1 Cor 15:5; Lk 24:34; cf. Mk 16:7Jesus appears to Peter.
Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-35Jesus appears to the Emmaus disciples.
(the order of this event and the previous event could be interchanged)
Lk 24:36-49; Jn 20:19-23Jesus appears to the Ten in the locked room.
Post-Easter appearances by Jesus:
1) to the Eleven (Jn 20:24-29; Mk 16:14?)
2) to the Seven at the Sea of Galilee (Jn 21:1-23)
3) to the Eleven on a mountain in Galilee (Mt 28:16-20; Mk 16:15-18)
4) to 500 at one time (1 Cor 15:6)
5) to James (1 Cor 15:7)
6) the Ascension (Mk 16:19; Lk 24:50-53; Acts 1:1-11)
7) to Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:3-6; 1 Cor 15:8)