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Oct 25, 2011

77 Did the risen Jesus appear to a crowd of 500

In the New Testament letter 1 Corinthians, written by the apostle Paul, Paul claims the risen Jesus appeared to five hundred followers.

But the Gospels of the New Testament failed to record the event and so did the Book of Acts. In fact the other letters of the New Testament don't say anything about it, either. 

The thing is, Paul talks about something he had only heard 

1 Corinthians 15:3 I passed on to you what I received, which is of the greatest importance: 4 that [Christ] was buried and that he was raised to life three days later, as written in the Scriptures; 5 that he appeared to Peter and then to all twelve apostles. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred of his followers at once, most of whom are still alive, although some have died.

Recap: I say Paul merely heard an unsubstantiated rumor about the resurrection.

Related post on my other blog:
12 Did a crowd of five hundred see the risen Jesus

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