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Events of Resurrection Sunday
The following is one of several possible ways of ordering the events of Resurrection Sunday:
An angel comes & rolls back the stone from the tomb (Mt. 28:2).
Mary Magdalene comes before dawn while it is still dark (Jn. 20:1) and finds the stone rolled away.
Other women come at or after sunrise (Mk. 16:2; Lk. 24:1).
Mary Magdalene leaves to tell the apostles (Jn. 20:2). She apparently does not know about the angels.
4a. At some point Peter and John start for the tomb; Mary follows.
Angels (young men) appear to the other women (Mk. 16:5; Lk. 24:4).
The women leave (Mt. 28:8; Mk. 16:8; Lk. 24:9). Some say nothing out of fear (Mk. 16:8).
Peter and John arrive at the tomb and find it empty (Lk. 24:12; Jn. 20:3-9).
Some women report the vision of angels to the disciples (Lk. 24:24).
Peter and John go home (Jn. 20:10) and report findings (Lk. 24:24).
Mary Magdalene stays and sees Jesus (Jn. 20:11-17; Mk. 16:9).
Cleopas and his companion leave (Lk. 24:13-14).
Jesus appears to women (apparently the ones who did not tell) (Mt. 28:9-10).
Women, including Mary Magdalene, go to tell the disciples about the risen Lord (Mt. 28:11; Mk. 16:10-11; Jn. 20:18).
The order of thirteen and fourteen is uncertain.
Jesus appears to Peter, who reports it to the disciples (Lk. 24:34).
Jesus appears to Cleopas and companion (Lk. 24:15-32; Mk. 16:12)
They return to Jerusalem to report it to the disciples (Lk. 24:33) but are not believed (Mk. 16:13).
Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room that evening (Mk. 16:14-18; Lk. 24:36-43; Jn. 20:19-23).
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