Who Saw Jesus First After the Resurrection?

After the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, his followers were devastated. However, three days after his death, he resurrected and appeared to many people. But who saw Jesus first after the resurrection?

Mary Magdalene:

According to the Bible, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection. She was a devoted follower of Jesus and had witnessed his crucifixion.

On the morning of the third day after his death, Mary visited Jesus’ tomb and noticed that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She immediately ran to Peter and another disciple and told them that someone had taken Jesus’ body from the tomb.

The Appearance of Angels:

Peter and the other disciple went to see for themselves but found only an empty tomb. They left, but Mary stayed behind weeping outside the tomb. Suddenly, she saw two angels in white sitting where Jesus’ body had been placed.

“Woman, why are you crying?”

The angels asked her. She replied that she was weeping because someone had taken away her Lord’s body.


Jesus called out her name from behind her, and when she turned around, she saw him standing there.

The Disciples:

After seeing Mary Magdalene, Jesus appeared to Peter and then to two disciples walking on a road near Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). However, it wasn’t until later that evening when he appeared to all eleven disciples (Judas Iscariot killed himself shortly after betraying Jesus) while they were gathered together in a locked room.

  • The First Appearance: “As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them.” (Luke 24:36)
  • Thomas: However, Thomas was not present at that time and did not believe that Jesus had appeared to the disciples. A week later, Jesus appeared again to all the disciples, including Thomas, and told him to touch his wounds to prove that he was truly resurrected.

In conclusion, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection. Her encounter with Jesus is a significant moment in Christian history and reminds us of the power of faith and love. Although others saw him soon after her, it was Mary who had the privilege of being the first witness to this incredible event.