Where Did Jesus Go 40 Days After His Resurrection?

After Jesus’ resurrection, he spent 40 days on earth before ascending into heaven. But where did he go during those 40 days? The Bible provides some clues.

The Resurrection

First, let’s recap what happened on the day of Jesus’ resurrection. According to the Gospels, on the third day after his crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb was found empty by some of his female followers. Later that day, he appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus and then to his eleven remaining apostles (Judas had already betrayed him) in a locked room.


Over the next 40 days, Jesus made several other appearances to his followers. According to the Gospel of Matthew, he appeared to Mary Magdalene and another Mary at the tomb before appearing to all the disciples on a mountain in Galilee. He also appeared to Simon Peter and two other disciples on the road to Emmaus again.


During these appearances, Jesus taught his followers about God’s kingdom and commissioned them to spread the gospel throughout the world. He also gave them instructions for their future ministry and promised them that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them.


After spending 40 days with his followers, Jesus led them out of Jerusalem as far as Bethany. There, he blessed them and was taken up into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). This event is known as the Ascension.


So where did Jesus go during those 40 days? He appeared several times to his followers, taught them about God’s kingdom and their future ministry, and ascended into heaven from Bethany. These events are recorded in the Gospels and provide important insights into what happened after Jesus’ resurrection.