Question about 1 corinthians 15:3-6?
I was wondering, And I hope I don't sound stupid here but when paul lists the order of the people Jesus appears to,
2. Then the Twelve (Does he mean Diciples?)
3. Then 500
5. Then the Apostles
6. Finally paul
Is this a contradiction of the other accounts listed in
Matthew 28:1(Mary and Mary),
Mark 16:1(Mary,Mary and Salome),
Luke 24:10(Mary and Jo-anna)
And why do none of these verses mention Cephas? Or was it more of a generalization on Pauls part? Also what is the difference between the "Twelve" he mentions and the Apostles? Arent they the same? Who exactly was Cephas, I know he was Simon but was he one of the 12? And why was it important that he was even mentioned? Any help would be greatly appreciated
1 Corinthians 15:3-6
- For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
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