The resurrection of Jesus (Acts 10:40)

“God raised

This Jesus up

On the third day.

God allowed him

To appear.”

τοῦτον ὁ Θεὸς ἤγειρεν ἐν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν ἐμφανῆ γενέσθαι,

The author of Acts indicated that Peter said that God (ὁ Θεὸς) raised up (ἤγειρεν) this Jesus (τοῦτον) on the third day (ἐν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ).  He allowed or gave (καὶ ἔδωκεν) Jesus (αὐτὸν) to appear (ἐμφανῆ γενέσθαι) to them.  The idea that God resurrected Jesus on the third day became a classic formulation about the resurrection of Jesus.  God also allowed Jesus to manifest himself or appear to certain people after his resurrection.  This was the traditional way that the early Christians spoke about Jesus and his resurrection, the heart of the Christian message.  Peter thus explained the resurrection of Jesus to Cornelius.  Do you believe in the resurrection of Jesus?

Go tell the disciples (Mk 16:7-16:7)

“But go!

Tell his disciples!

Tell Peter!

He is going

Ahead of you

To Galilee!

There you will see him,

Just as he told you.”


ἀλλὰ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι Προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν.


This text is similar to Matthew, chapter 28:6-7, but there was no specific mention of Peter there.  Luke, chapter 24:9, had the women tell the 11 apostles, about the resurrection of Jesus without being told to do so.  John, chapter 20:2, had Mary Magdalene tell Peter and the other disciple about Jesus’ resurrection without anyone telling her to do so.  Mark said that this man told these 3 women to go tell the disciples of Jesus (ἀλλὰ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ) and Peter (καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ) that he was going to go ahead of them into Galilee (ὅτι Προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν).  There, they would see him (ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε) without mentioning any specific destination, just as he had told them beforehand (καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν).  Peter got special mention.  They would all get together in some undisclosed place in Galilee.