Jesus appears to Peter, James & Paul

Acts 9:1-9       Jesus appears to Saul (also called Paul) five years later (in 35AD) on the road to Damascus in Syria (see 4 on Map 14).

1 Cor. 15:5-7  Paul later writes to the Christians in Corinth that Jesus appeared to Peter, the twelve and “more than 500 of the believers at the same time” (1 Corinthians 15:6). He appeared to James, to “all the apostles” (1 Corinthians 15:7), and finally to Paul himself – on the road to Damascus.

 

Mosaic of Christ, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic of Jesus giving a threefold blessing
Church of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
(Luke 24:50)

 

 

Josephus

The 1st century Jewish historian Josephus, writing for a Roman audience in his Antiquities of the Jews in 93 or 94AD, reflects the Biblical account of Jesus’s death and his resurrection appearances:

‘Now around this time Jesus lived. He was a wise man, if it’s lawful to say he was a man, for he did wondrous deeds and taught those who were pleased to hear the truth. He attracted many Jews and many Gentiles. He was the Christ. And when Pilate, encouraged by the leaders of our community, sentenced him to death on the cross, his original followers who loved him didn’t desert him because he appeared alive to them three days later. This was exactly as the holy prophets had predicted along with ten thousand other wonderful things about him. And the people called Christians, who get their name from him, are still not extinct today.’

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