"To whom did Jesus make his first post-resurrection appearance?" (Alleged Contradiction #E6590)
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. … And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
But Mary [Magdalene] stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulcher … And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. … And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas … And their eyes were opened, and they knew him [Jesus]; and he vanished out of their sight.
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve …
I Corinthians 15:4-5
Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene. He was seen of others, including the other Mary and the two men traveling to Emmaus. I Corinthians 15:4-5 never says that Jesus appeared to Cephas (Peter) first, it merely says Jesus appeared to Peter before the other apostles.
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