After Jesus was crucified, according to the Bible, he rose from the dead on the third day. After his resurrection, there were several accounts of people who saw him. Let’s take a look at who all Jesus appeared to after his resurrection.
1. Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene was one of the women who had been following Jesus and witnessed his crucifixion. She went to his tomb on Sunday morning and found that the stone had been rolled away.
When she looked inside, she saw that Jesus’ body was missing. Suddenly, she saw a man whom she thought was a gardener, but it turned out to be Jesus himself.
2. The Disciples
Jesus’ disciples were hiding in fear after his crucifixion when he suddenly appeared among them. At first, they were frightened and thought they were seeing a ghost, but Jesus reassured them that he was not a ghost but their risen Lord.
One of Jesus’ disciples, Thomas, wasn’t with the others when Jesus first appeared to them. When they told him about it later, he didn’t believe them until he saw Jesus for himself a week later.
3. Two Men Walking on the Road to Emmaus
Two men were walking on the road to Emmaus when Jesus joined them on their journey without revealing his identity at first. He explained how the Scriptures predicted that the Messiah would suffer and die before rising from the dead.
4. Seven Disciples While Fishing
Jesus’ disciples went fishing one night but didn’t catch anything until a man on the shore told them to cast their net on the right side of their boat. They caught so many fish that they couldn’t haul in their net. When they got to shore, they realized that the man was Jesus.
James, who was Jesus’ brother, didn’t believe in him before his resurrection. However, after seeing Jesus alive again, he became a believer and went on to become an important leader in the early Christian church.
6. Saul (Later Known as Paul)
Saul was a persecutor of Christians before he had a vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus. After this encounter, he became a Christian and changed his name to Paul. Though he didn’t meet Jesus in person during his earthly ministry, he saw him after his resurrection.
In conclusion, there were several people who witnessed Jesus after his resurrection. They included Mary Magdalene, the disciples (including Thomas), two men walking on the road to Emmaus, seven disciples while fishing, James (Jesus’ brother), and Saul (later known as Paul). These appearances provided strong evidence of Jesus’ resurrection and were crucial in establishing Christianity as a religion.