Location

Sequence of Events

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

 

RESURRECTION, APPEARANCES AND ASCENSION (40 days)

 

 

 

 

Friday night or Saturday morning (Sabbath): A guard stationed at the tomb to prevent “fake” resurrection

27:62-66

 

 

 

 

Saturday evening: The women bought spices to anoint Jesus’ body (cf. already done by Nicodemus in John 19:39-40)

28:1

16:1

 

 

 

Earthquake, rolling away of the stone, and fright of the Roman guards

28:2-4

 

 

 

 

Sunday (early morning, yet dark): Mary Magdalene went to the tomb ... saw the stone rolled away and left hurriedly to tell Peter and John

 

 

 

20:1-2

 

Early dawn: The other women arrived and met the angels who told them that Jesus has risen and they were to tell the disciples.

28:5-8
One angel

16:2-8
• One angel
• Afraid, they said nothing

24:1-8
Two angels

 

 

Peter and John rushed to the tomb ... saw the empty tomb and the orderly arrangement of the grave clothes

 

 

(24:12)

20:3-8
John believed

 

(First) Appearance to Mary Magdalene
Message to His brethren about His coming ascension

 

16:9

 

20:11-17

 

Appearance to the other women
Message to His brethren to go back to Galilee to meet Him

28:9-10

 

 

 

 

Mary and other women tell the apostles
But they did not believe the women

 

16:10-11

24:9-11

20:18

 

The guards report to the Jewish rulers who bribed them to say that the disciples stole Jesus’ body

28:11-15

 

 

 

Road to Emmaus

Appearance to two disciples on road to Emmaus

 

16:12-13

24:13-32
(one of them, Cleopas)

 

Jerusalem,
Upper room?

Two disciples report to the apostles

(who were discussing Jesus’ appearance to Peter v 34 cf. 1 Cor. 15:5)

 

 

24:33-35

 

 

Appearance to 2 disciples + 10 apostles sans Thomas

(FIRST pronouncement of the Great Commission)

 

 

24:36-43

20:19-23

Doors were shut

Jerusalem?

One week later: Appearance to the 11 apostles (including Thomas)

 

16:14

1 Cor. 15:5

20:24-31

Sea of Galilee

Appearance to the 7 disciples + Catch of 153 fish

(Peter’s three-fold confession of his love for Jesus)

 

 

 

21:1-25

Mountain in Galilee

Appearance to the 11 apostles + 500 (?)

(SECOND pronouncement of the Great Commission)

28:16-20

 

1 Cor. 15:6

 

Galilee?

Appearance to His half-brother, James

 

 

1 Cor. 15:7a

 

Jerusalem

Appearance to the 11 apostles

(THIRD pronouncement of the Great Commission)

 

16:15-18

24:44-49

Acts 1:3-8

Mt of Olives

Final appearance and the ascension

(FOURTH pronouncement of the Great Commission)

 

16:19-20

24:50-53

Acts 1:9-12

A Chronology of the Life of Christ (15)

 


Mind Map of Resurrection, Appearances and Ascension Jesus



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