Jesus appeared 12 times to different group sizes ranging from just one person to 500 people:
- Mary Magdalene (Mark 16.9-11; John 20.11-18)
- the other women at the tomb (Matthew 28.8-10)
- Peter in Jerusalem (Luke 24.34; 1 Cor. 15.5)
- The two travelers on the road (Mark 16.12,13)
- Ten disciples behind closed doors (Mark 16.14; Luke 24.36-43; John 20.19-25)
- All the disciples, with Thomas (excluding Judas Iscariot) (John 20.26-31; 1 Cor. 15.5)
- Seven disciples while fishing (John 21.1-14)
- Eleven disciples on the mountain (Matthew 28.16-20)
- A crowd of 500 (1 Cor. 15.6)
- Jesus' brother James (1 Cor. 15.7)
- Those who watched Jesus ascend to heaven (Luke 24.44-49; Acts 1.3-8)
- Least of all Paul as though he was not living in the proper time (1 Cor. 15.8-9; Gal. 1.13-16; Acts 9.1-8, 22.9, read all of chapters 22 and 26; 13.30-37; 1 Cor. 15.10-20; Gal. 2.1-10)
- Luke has no problem between Paul's appearance and those made to the disciples in Luke 24, Acts 1.1-11. Luke records both types of appearances of Jesus to the disciples and to Paul.
- "Last of all he was seen of me also" (1 Cor. 15.8).
- "Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord?" (1 Cor. 9.1).
- Others saw the light and heard the voice during Paul seeing Jesus bodily, however because Paul's experience was post-ascension, it may be slightly different.
- Evolution of a resurrection theory actually devolved from the accounts of the 40 days with the disciples to when Paul saw Jesus (Gal. 1.15-16).
- "To reveal His Son in me" (Gal. 1.16,18) took three years following the Damascus road experience.
- "And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man" (Acts 9.7). This presumes that Paul saw the man.
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