1974
Harmony of the Four Gospels
Footnotes
Theme

“Harmony of the Four Gospels,” Ensign, Sept. 1974, 28

Special Issue: The Lord in the Four Gospels

Harmony of the Four Gospels

Each of the four gospels contributes information, details, and insights not found in the other three. When combined, they present the most complete and accurate picture we have of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Here, the major events concerning the known periods of the Savior’s life are listed, with locations and references given from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Arrangements like this are commonly referred to as harmonies. The exact location of all of the events is not known, but the suggested sequence of events and the general locale of yet unknown places can assist in a better understanding of the life of the Master.

The harmony and its division into periods of the life of Christ is based upon the harmony arranged by J. Reuben Clark, Jr. in Our Lord of the Gospels (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1957). This same work was used for the general arrangement of the lessons in this year’s (1974–75) Gospel Doctrine class. The unit reading assignments for the course are a consolidation of the scriptural references according to the major periods of Christ’s life as presented by President Clark. (The bookmark found in this issue of the Ensign has listed the unit reading assignments for the course.) See also The Four Gospels—Gospel Doctrine Teachers Supplement 1974–75, pp. vii, 1, 3, 15, 23, 37, 43, 65, 73, 83. The expanded format of the events as outlined by President Clark’s work is provided here for a more detailed study of the mortal life of the Savior. Of this arrangement President Clark wrote:

“I have arranged the incidents in a chronological order that seemed generally to represent the majority view of the harmonists consulted. It is not to be assumed that they necessarily represent the true chronological order of the incidents that made up the Savior’s life. It is thought they may approximate that order. It is certain that some would make a different chronological order from the one here used.

“But after all, the precise order of events may not be too material. What Jesus said and what he did, his teaching and doctrines, these are the things that are important.” (Our Lord of the Gospels, p. vi.)

The excellent New Testament works by Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary Volume I: The Gospels, (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, Inc., 1966), and James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ present the events of Christ’s life in the same general sequence as given here. Any notable differences have been footnoted in the harmony.

First Period: From Predictions of Jesus’ Mortality to John’s Ministry

(Sunday School Lessons 6–8)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Premortal life

John 1:1–19

Annunciation to Zacharias

Jerusalem

Luke 1:5–20

Elisabeth in seclusion

Judea

Luke 1:24–25

Annunciation to Mary

Nazareth

Luke 1:26–38

Mary visits Elisabeth

Judea

Luke 1:39–56

Joseph’s vision

Nazareth

Matt. 1:18–25

Birth of John

Judea

Luke 1:57–80

Caesar Augustus decree

Luke 2:1–5

Birth of Jesus

Bethlehem

Luke 2:6–7

Christ’s Genealogies

Matt. 1:1–17

Luke 3:23–38

Shepherds

Bethlehem

Luke 2:8–20

Circumcision

Bethlehem

Luke 2:21

Presentation in the temple

Jerusalem

Luke 2:22–38

Return to Nazareth

Nazareth

Luke 2:39

Visit of the Magi

Bethlehem or Jerusalem

Matt. 2:1–12

Escape into Egypt

Egypt

Matt. 2:13–15

Slaughter of the babes

Bethlehem

Matt. 2:16–18

Return from Egypt

Nazareth

Matt. 2:19–25

Luke 2:40

Jesus in the temple

Jerusalem

Luke 2:41–50

Residence in Nazareth

Nazareth

Luke 2:51–52

Second Period: From John’s Ministry to the First Passover of Jesus’ Ministry

(Sunday School Lessons 9–13)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Early ministry of John the Baptist

Beginning of the ministry

Judea

Luke 3:1–2

Introduction and message of John

Judea

Matt. 3:1–6

Mark 1:1–6

Luke 3:3–6

John’s preaching

Matt. 3:7–12

Luke 3:7–14

Announcement of Christ’s coming

Matt. 3:11–12

Mark 1:7–8

Luke 3:15–18

John baptizes Jesus

Bethabara

Matt. 3:13–17

Mark 1:9–11

Luke 3:21–23

The Temptation

Judea

Matt. 4:1–11

Mark 1:12–13

Luke 4:1–13

John proclaims he is not the Christ

Bethabara

John 1:19–28

John testifies Jesus is the Christ

John 1:29–34

Andrew and Simon meet Jesus

John 1:35–42

Philip and Nathanael found

John 1:43–51

The first miracle— Cana wedding

Cana

John 2:1–11

Jesus goes to Capernaum

Capernaum

John 2:12

map of Judea area

Third Period: Early Judean Ministry From the First Passover to the Return to Galilee

(Sunday School Lessons 14–15)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

The first Passover— first clearing of the temple

Jerusalem

John 2:13–25

Nicodemus visits Jesus

Jerusalem

John 3:1–21

Returns to Judea

Judea

John 3:22

John’s testimony to his disciples

Judea

John 3:23–36

Herod imprisons John

Machaerus

Matt. 14:3–5

Mark 6:17–20

Luke 3:19–20

Jesus leaves Judea for Galilee

Judea

Matt. 4:12

Mark 1:14

Luke 4:14

John 4:1–3

The woman of Samaria

Sychar

John 4:4–42

Jesus goes into Galilee

Galilee

John 4:43–44

map of Galilee area

Fourth Period: Great Galilean Ministry
A. From the Return to Galilee to the Choosing of the Twelve
(Sunday School Lessons 16–17) 1

NOTE: As used here, “Galilee” refers to a province of Palestine located north of Samaria, stretching eastward to the Jordan River and westward to the Sea of Galilee.

1. Lessons 18–20 were placed in error in Part A of the Great Galilean Ministry instead of in Part B with lessons 21–23. (See The Four Gospels—Gospel Doctrine Teachers Supplement 1974–75, pp. iii, 43.)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Preaches in Galilee

Galilee

Matt. 4:17

Mark 1:14–15

Luke 4:14–15

John 4:45

Healing nobleman’s son

Cana

John 4:46–54

Rejected at Nazareth

Nazareth

Luke 4:16–30

Work at Capernaum

Capernaum

Matt. 4:13–16

Luke 4:31–32

Call of Peter, Andrew, James, and John

Galilee

Matt. 4:18–22

Mark 1:16–20

Luke 5:1–11

An unclean spirit cast out

Capernaum

Mark 1:21–28

Luke 4:31–37

Peter’s wife’s mother healed; many miracles

Capernaum

Matt. 8:14–17

Mark 1:29–34

Luke 4:38–41

Jesus makes tour preaching

Galilee

Matt. 4:23–25

Mark 1:35–39

Luke 4:42–44

The leper healed

Galilee

Matt. 8:1–4

Mark 1:40–45

Luke 5:12–16

One sick with palsy is healed

Capernaum

Matt. 9:2–8

Mark 2:1–12

Luke 5:17–26

Call of Matthew who gives a feast.

Galilee

Matt. 9:9–13

Mark 2:13–17

Luke 5:27–32

John’s disciples question about fasting

Near sea of Galilee

Matt. 9:14–17

Mark 2:18–22

Luke 5:33–39

The second passover

Jerusalem

John 5:1–47

Disciples pluck grain on Sabbath

Galilee

Matt. 12:1–8

Mark 2:23–28

Luke 6:1–5

Man with withered hand healed

Galilee

Matt. 12:9–14

Mark 3:1–6

Luke 6:6–11

Withdrawal to the Sea of Galilee

Matt. 12:15–21

Mark 3:7–12

Ordination of the Twelve

Galilee

Matt. 10:1–4

Mark 3:13–21

Luke 6:12–16

Fourth Period: Great Galilean Ministry (continued)

B. From the Sermon on the Mount to the Tour in Northern Galilee (Sunday School Lessons 18–23)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Sermon on the Mount 1

Matt. 5–7

Luke 6:17–49

Centurion’s servant healed

Capernaum

Matt. 8:5–13

Luke 7:1–10

The son of widow of Nain raised

Nain

Luke 7:11–17

John sends messengers, questions to Jesus

Galilee

Matt. 11:2–30

Luke 7:18–35

Jesus anointed by sinful woman

Galilee

Luke 7:36–50

Another tour of Galilee

Galilee

Luke 8:1–3

Blind and dumb man healed

Capernaum

Matt. 12:22–23

Charged with league with Beelzebub

Capernaum

Matt. 12:24–37

Mark 3:22–30

Jesus discourses on signs

Capernaum

Matt. 12:38–45

Sought by his mother and brethren

Capernaum

Matt. 12:46–50

Mark 3:31–35

Luke 8:19–21

Multitudes taught by parables (Sea of Galilee)

Galilee

Matt. 13:1–3

Mark 4:1–2

Luke 8:4

 Parable of the sower

Galilee

Matt. 13:3–23

Mark 4:3–25

Luke 8:5–18

 Parable of the seed growing

Galilee

Mark 4:26–29

 Parable of the tares

Galilee

Matt. 13:24–30

 Parable of the mustard seed and leaven

Galilee

Matt. 13:31–35

Mark 4:30–34

 Parable of the tares explained

Galilee

Matt. 13:36–43

 Other parables

Matt. 13:44–53

Storm stilled (Sea of Galilee)

Galilee

Matt. 8:8–27

Mark 4:35–41

Luke 8:22–25

Gadarene (Gergesenes) demoniacs cast out

Gadara

Matt. 8:28–34

Mark 5:1–20

Luke 8:26–39

Return to Capernaum

Capernaum

Matt. 9:1

Mark 5:21

Luke 8:40

Daughter of Jairus raised

Capernaum

Matt. 9:18–19, 23–26

Mark 5:22–24, 35–43

Luke 8:41–42, 49–56

Woman with the issue healed

Capernaum

Matt. 9:20–22

Mark 5:25–34

Luke 8:43–48

Two blind men healed

Capernaum

Matt. 9:27–31

Dumb demonic healed

Capernaum

Matt. 9:32–34

Second rejection at Nazareth

Nazareth

Matt. 13:54–58

Mark 6:1–6

Tour of Galilee

Galilee

Matt. 9:35–38

Mark 6:6

Twelve sent forth— Parable of the soils and stewardships

Galilee

Mark 6:7–13

Luke 9:1–6

Jesus continues His tour

Galilee

Matt. 10:1, 5–42

Herod beheads John 2

Machaerus

Mark 6:21–29

Herod thinks Jesus is John

Galilee

Matt. 11:1

Mark 6:14–16

Luke 9:7–9

Twelve report their mission

Capernaum

Matt. 14:6–12

Mark 6:30

Luke 9:10

Ministry at Bethsaida

Bethsaida

Matt. 14:1–2

Mark 6:31–32

Luke 9:10–11

Five thousand fed (near Bethsaida)

Galilee

Matt. 14:13

Mark 6:33–44

Luke 9:12–17

John 6:1–14

Jesus prevents their making him king

Galilee

Matt. 14:14–21; Matt. 14:22–23

Mark 6:45–46

John 6:15

Jesus walks on the Sea of Galilee

Galilee

Matt. 14:24–33

Mark 6:47–52

John 6:16–21

Discourse to multitude on Bread of Life

Capernaum

John 6:22–71

People in Gennesaret healed

Gennesaret

Matt. 14:34–36

Mark 6:53–56

Discourse on cleanliness

Capernaum

Matt. 15:1–20

Mark 7:1–23

1. Both McConkie and Talmage indicate the Sermon on the Mount was given after the calling of the Twelve. (See McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Volume I; The Gospels, pp. 14–16, 213–15; and Talmage, Jesus the Christ, p. 230.)

2. In Talmage’s Jesus the Christ, the story of John the Baptist’s imprisonment to his death is considered as a whole, outside the chronology of events. (See Jesus the Christ, pp. 252–61.)

Fourth Period: Great Galilean Ministry (continued)
C. From the Retirement into Northern Galilee to the Closing of the Galilean Ministry
(Sunday School Lessons 24, 25)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Journey into northern regions

Matt. 15:21

Mark 7:24

John 7:1

Daughter of the Greek woman healed

Region of Tyre, Sidon

Matt. 15:22–28

Mark 7:25–30

Return to the Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Matt. 15:29

Mark 7:31

Deaf man healed

Decapolis

Mark 7:32–37

Four thousand fed

Decapolis

Matt. 15:29–38

Mark 8:1–9

Jesus goes to Magdala (Sea of Galilee)

Magdala

Matt. 15:39

Mark 8:10

Discourses about signs

Capernaum

Matt. 16:1–2

Mark 8:11–21

Blind man healed

Bethsaida

Mark 8:22–26

Peter’s testimony of the Christ

Region of Caesarea-Philippi

Matt. 16:13–20

Mark 8:27–30

Luke 9:18–22

Teaching to disciples concerning the death and Resurrection

Region of Caesarea-Philippi

Matt. 16:21–28

Mark 8:31–38; Mark 9:1

Luke 9:23–27

The transfiguration— conferring of priesthood keys

Mt. of Transfiguration 1

Matt. 17:1–13

Mark 9:2–13

Luke 9:28–36

Demoniac healed

Matt. 17:14–21

Mark 9:14–29

Luke 9:37–43

Jesus tours Galilee again

Galilee

Matt. 17:22–23

Mark 9:30–32

Luke 9:43–45

Jesus asked about tribute money

Capernaum

Matt. 17:24–27

Discourse on meekness and humility

Capernaum

Matt. 18:1–14

Mark 9:33–37

Luke 9:46–48

Discourse on forgiveness and sealing power

Capernaum

Matt. 18:15–35

Responsibility of those acting for Christ

Capernaum

Mark 9:38–42

Luke 9:49–50

Discourse on sacrifice 2

Capernaum

Luke 9:57–62

Seventy sent forth

Capernaum

Luke 10:1–16

Encouraged to go to Judea—rejected by kinsmen

Galilee

John 7:2–9

Jesus starts for Jerusalem

Luke 9:51–56

John 7:10

1. Mt. Hermon or Mt. Tabor.

2. Jesus the Christ, p. 306, footnote d.

Fifth Period: Later Judean Ministry

(Sunday School Lessons 26, 27, 28)

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Preaching at the Feast of the Tabernacles

Jerusalem

John 7:11–53

Woman taken in adultery

Jerusalem

John 8:1–11

Light of the world and oneness Discourse

Jerusalem

John 8:12–30

Discourse to the Jews about their sins

Jerusalem

John 8:31–59

Seventy return 1

Judea

Luke 10:17–24

Two great commandments— parable of the good Samaritan

Judea

Luke 10:25–37

Jesus visits Mary and Martha

Bethany

Luke 10:38–42

Instruction to disciples on prayer

Judea

Luke 11:1–13

Casting out of dumb devil—accused

Luke 11:14–36

Discourse on cleanliness

Luke 11:37–54

Jesus teaches multitude—parable of the foolish rich man

Judea

Luke 12:1–59

Slaughter of the Galileans, parable of fig tree

Judea

Luke 13:1–9

Jesus heals man born blind 2

Jerusalem

John 9:1–41

Parable of the good shepherd

Jerusalem

John 10:1–21

Feast of Dedication—Jesus proclaims Messiahship

Jerusalem

John 10:22–39

1. Talmage lists as a later event, but indicates exact time not known. (Jesus the Christ, p. 427.)

2. This event is presented earlier in the chronology of events by Talmage. (Jesus the Christ, p. 412, footnote i.)

Sixth Period: Perean Period

(Sunday School Lessons 29, 30, 31)

NOTE: Jesus retreated to the province of Perea, an area of land beyond Jordan, after almost losing his life at the Feast of the Dedication. He preached in the area for approximately three months, converting many. When John the Baptist began his ministry, this area was the first in which he labored.

Event

Place

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Jesus goes beyond the Jordan

Perea

John 10:39–42

Healing on Sabbath of woman 1

Perea

Luke 13:10–17

Parable of the mustard seed 1

Perea

Luke 13:18–21

Beginning of journey to Jerusalem 1

Perea

Luke 13:22–30

Warning about Herod Antipas 1

Perea

Luke 13:31–35

Message that Lazarus is sick

Perea

John 11:1–16

Man with dropsy healed on Sabbath 1

Perea

Luke 14:1–24

Discourse on sacrifice 1

Perea

Luke 14:25–35

Parables: 1

Perea

Luke 15:1–2

 Lost sheep

Luke 15:3–7

 Lost coin

Luke 15:8–10

 Return of prodigal son

Luke 15:11–32

 Unjust steward

Luke 16:1–13

Discourse on covetousness 1

Perea

Luke 16:14–18

Parable of the rich man and Lazarus 1

Perea

Luke 16:19–31

Discourse on offense and faith 1

Perea

Luke 17:1–10

Raising of Lazarus

Bethany

John 11:17–46

Plot against Jesus

Jerusalem

John 11:47–53

Journey to city of Ephraim

Ephraim

John 11:54

Continues journey—Jesus heals ten lepers 1

Samaria

Luke 17:11–19

Discourse of Kingdom of God

Galilee

Luke 17:20–37

Parables:

Galilee

 Importunate widow 2

Luke 18:1–8

 Pharisee and the publican 1

Luke 18:9–14

Crosses Jordan into Perea

Matt. 9:1–2

Mark 10:1

Pharisees tempt Jesus 1

Perea

Matt. 19:3–12

Mark 10:2–12

Blesses little children 1

Perea

Matt. 19:13–15

Mark 10:13–16

Luke 18:15–17

Rich young ruler asks about eternal life 1

Perea

Matt. 19:16–30

Mark 10:17–31

Luke 18:18–30

Parable of laborers in vineyard

Perea

Matt. 20:1–16

Goes before the Twelve, toward Jerusalem

Perea

Matt. 20:17–19

Mark 10:32–34

Luke 18:31–34

Ambitions of John and James

Perea

Matt. 20:20–28

Mark 10:35–45

Blind Bartimaeus healed (near Jericho)

Matt. 20:29–34

Mark 10:46–52

Luke 18:35–43

Jesus stays with Zacchaeus the publican

Jericho

Luke 19:1–10

Parable of the ten pounds

Jericho

Luke 19:11–27

Continues toward Jerusalem

Luke 19:28

Many seek him

Jerusalem

John 11:55–57

1. Talmage discusses these events in an earlier time sequence (Jesus the Christ, pp. 443–82), but suggests they could have occurred at a later time (p. 490).

2. This parable is treated by Talmage earlier only to illustrate a doctrinal teaching of the Master. He suggests it was given later as shown in the harmony here. (Jesus the Christ, pp. 435–36.)

Seventh Period: The Week of Atoning Sacrifice
(Sunday School Lessons 32–44) 1

Note: Events during the last week of Jesus Christ’s life occurred within the city walls or in the immediate vicinity of Jerusalem.

Event

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

Jesus comes to Bethany

John 12:1, 9–11

First Day of the Week (Sunday)

Entry into Jerusalem from Bethany

Matt. 12:1–11

Mark 11:1–11

Luke 19:29–44

John 12:12–19

Return to Bethany

Mark 11:11

Second Day of the Week (Monday)

Cursing of the barren fig tree

Matt. 21:18–19

Mark 11:12–14

Second cleansing of temple

Matt. 21:12–13

Mark 11:15–18

Luke 19:45–48

Return to Bethany

Matt. 21:17

Mark 11:19

Luke 21:37

Third Day of the Week (Tuesday)

Discourse on faith

Matt. 21:19–22

Mark 11:20–26

Luke 21:38

Question of authority

Matt. 21:23–27

Mark 11:27–33

Luke 20:1–8

Parable of the two sons

Matt. 21:28–32

Parable of the wicked husbandman

Matt. 21:33–45

Mark 12:1–12

Luke 20:9–18

Parable of the king’s son

Matt. 22:1–14

Question about tribute to Caesar

Matt. 22:15–22

Mark 12:13–17

Luke 20:19–26

Sadducees question about marriage after the resurrection

Matt. 22:23–33

Mark 12:18–27

Luke 20:27–40

Lawyer questions about great commandment

Matt. 22:34–40

Mark 12:28–34

Jesus asks Pharisees about Christ

Matt. 22:41–46

Mark 12:35–37

Luke 20:41–44

Scribes and Pharisees condemned

Matt. 23:1–36

Mark 12:38–40

Luke 20:45–47

Jesus’ lamentation over Jerusalem

Matt. 23:37–39

Widow’s mite

Mark 12:41–44

Luke 21:1–4

Sought by Greeks, voice from heaven 2

John 12:20–36

Christ declares purpose of mission

John 12:37–50

Discourse on the Second Coming

Matt. 24:1–51

Mark 13:1–37

Luke 21:5–36

Parable of the ten virgins

Matt. 25:1–13

Parable of the talents

Matt. 25:14–30

Final judgment—sheep and goats

Matt. 25:31–46

Betrayal foretold

Matt. 26:1–2

Plot to take Jesus

Matt. 26:3–5

Mark 14:1–2

Luke 22:1–2

Simon’s supper; Mary anoints Jesus 3

Matt. 26:6–13

Mark 14:3–9

John 12:2–8

Judas arranges betrayal

Matt. 26:14–16

Mark 14:10–11

Luke 22:3–6

Fourth Day of the Week (Wednesday)

Bethany

Fifth Day of the Week (Thursday)

Disciples arrange for Passover meal

Matt. 26:17–19

Mark 14:12–16

Luke 22:7–13

Seating and strife about precedence

Matt. 26:20

Mark 14:17

Luke 22:14, 24–30

Washing of feet 4

John 13:1–20

Passover meal—Sacrament 5

Matt. 26:26–29

Mark 14:22–25

Luke 22:15–20

Indication of the betrayer

Matt. 26:21–25

Mark 14:18–21

Luke 22:21–23

John 13:21–26

Judas leaves the chamber 6

John 13:27–30

Jesus foretells his death

John 13:31–35

Peter declares loyalty 7

Luke 22:31–38

John 13:36–38

Discourse about the Comforter 7

John 14:1–31

Sing hymn, go to Mount of Olives 7

Matt. 26:30

Mark 14:26

Luke 22:39

Teaches of relationships to his Father in heaven 7

John 15:1–27

Again explains his impending death 7

John 16:1–33

Great prayer 7

John 17:1–26

Peter to deny Christ three times, disciples declare loyalty 7

Matt. 26:31–35

Mark 14:27–31

Prayer of Christ in garden

Matt. 26:36–46

Mark 14:32–42

Luke 22:40–46

John 18:1–2

Betrayal

Matt. 26:47–50

Mark 14:43–45

Luke 22:47–48

John 18:3–9

Arrest

Matt. 26:51–56

Mark 14:46–52

Luke 22:49–53

John 18:10–12

Sixth Day of the Week (Friday)

Jesus before Annas

John 18:13–14, 19–23

Sent to Caiaphas—examination, mistreated, Peter’s denial

Matt. 26:57–75

Mark 14:53–72

Luke 22:54–65

John 18:24–27, 15–18

Formal trial and condemnation before the Jews

Matt. 27:1–2

Mark 15:1

Luke 22:66–71; Luke 23:1

Judas Iscariot’s death

Matt. 27:3–10

Before Pilate

Matt. 27:11–14

Mark 15:2–5

Luke 23:2–5

John 18:28–38

Before Herod

Luke 23:6–12

Again before Pilate (Barabbas released)

Matt. 27:15–30

Mark 15:6–19

Luke 23:13–25

John 18:39–40; John 19:1–16

Crucifixion—superscription on the cross

Matt. 27:31–34, 37–38

Mark 15:20–23, 25–28

Luke 23:26–33, 38

John 19:16–33

First utterances on the cross

Luke 23:34

Division of clothing by soldiers

Matt. 27:35–36

Mark 15:24

Luke 23:34

John 19:23–24

Mocking, scoffing of rulers

Matt. 27:39–44

Mark 15:29–32

Luke 23:35–37

Furthers utterances from the cross

Luke 23:39–43

John 19:25–27

Darkness covers the earth

Matt. 27:45

Mark 15:33

Luke 23:44–45

Last utterances from the cross

Matt. 27:46–47

Mark 15:34–35

Jesus dies

Matt. 27:48–50

Mark 15:36–37

Luke 23:46

John 19:28–30

Centurion’s testimony

Matt. 27:51–56

Mark 15:38–41

Luke 23:45, 47–49

Jesus’ side pierced

Matt. 27:57–61

Mark 15:42–47

Luke 23:50–56

John 19:31–37

Burial

John 19:38–42

Seventh Day of the Week (Saturday)

Guard at the tomb

Matt. 27:62–66

First Day of the Week (Sunday)

Resurrection—angels open tomb

Matt. 28:2–4

Mary Magdalene to the tomb

Mark 16:9

John 20:1

Mary tells Peter and John

John 20:2–5

Peter and John visit tomb

Luke 24:12

John 20:6–10

Jesus appears to Mary

John 20:11–17

Mary tells disciples

Mark 16:10–11

John 20:18

Other women come to the tomb

Matt. 28:1, 5–7

Mark 16:1–7

Luke 24:1–8

Christ appears to the women

Matt. 28:9–10

Other women tell the disciples

Matt. 28:8

Mark 16:8

Luke 24:9–11

Chief priests told of resurrection by guards

Matt. 28:11–15

Appears on road to Emmaus

Mark 16:12–13

Luke 24:13–32

Appears unto Peter

Luke 24:34

Appears to all apostles except Thomas

Mark 16:14

Luke 24:33–49

John 20:19–23

Appearances subsequent to those of the first day of the week.

Appears to apostles including Thomas

John 20:24–29

Appears to disciples at Sea of Tiberias

John 21:1–14

Appearance to disciples—Peter

John 21:15–23

Appearance to great multitude (1 Cor. 15:6)

Appears to James (1 Cor. 15:7)

Appearance to disciples in Galilee (Acts 1:1–8)

Matt. 28:16–20

Mark 16:15–18

Ascension (in Bethany)

Mark 16:19

Luke 24:50–51

Disciples return to Jerusalem

Mark 16:20

Luke 24:52–53

John’s testimony

John 20:30–31, John 21:24–25

1. This period is consolidated into three parts A, B, C in the Sunday School course.

2. Jesus the Christ, p. 518, footnote h.

3. Jesus the Christ, p. 522, Note 5.

4. Jesus the Christ, pp. 592–596.

5. Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Volume I: The Gospels, pp. 716–724; Jesus the Christ, pp. 597–599.

6. Jesus the Christ, p. 619, Note 2.

7. Jesus the Christ, p. 619, Note 4.

Sea of Galilee, or Sea of Tiberias. (Photography by Don O. Thorpe.)

Cana—where he made water into wine.

Bethany—home of Mary and Martha.

Nazareth—his own country.

Mt. Tabor—site of transfiguration.

Mt. Olivet—where he often went.

Mt. Olivet at sundown.