How Many Days Was Jesus With His Disciples After He Resurrected?

After the resurrection of Jesus, he appeared to his disciples several times before ascending into heaven. It is a commonly asked question, how many days was Jesus with his disciples after he resurrected? Let’s delve into the scriptures to find out.

The Resurrection of Jesus

According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and was buried before sunset. On Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and some other women went to the tomb where Jesus had been buried and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. They saw an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead.

Appearances of Jesus

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples on several occasions. The Bible records these appearances in different places with varying numbers of disciples present. Here are some of them:

The First Appearance – Sunday Evening

On Sunday evening, the same day he resurrected, Jesus appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Later that same night, He appeared to ten apostles (excluding Thomas) who were gathered in a room behind locked doors because they were afraid (John 20:19-23).

The Second Appearance – A Week Later

A week later, on the eighth day after His resurrection, He appeared again to His disciples while Thomas was present this time (John 20:26-29).

The Third Appearance – Sea of Galilee

In John 21:1-14, it is recorded that after these things, Jesus showed himself again to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias. This is also where He had breakfast with Peter and made him reaffirm His love for Him three times.

The Fourth Appearance – Mount Olivet

The final appearance recorded in Luke 24:50-53 happened on Mount Olivet. Here, Jesus blessed His disciples and then was taken up into heaven.


From the above accounts, it appears that Jesus was with his disciples for about 40 days after his resurrection. In Acts 1:3, it is recorded that He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

In conclusion, it can be said that although the Bible does not give us an exact number of days that Jesus was with His disciples after His resurrection, it is clear that He appeared to them on several occasions before ascending into heaven. These appearances were meant to reassure His followers that He had indeed risen from the dead and to give them instructions before leaving them in their mission to make disciples of all nations.