"Did Mary Magdalene recognize Jesus when he first appeared to her?" (Alleged Contradiction #E9414)
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.
And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
No, Mary Magdalene did not recognize Jesus right away. The accounts in Matthew and Luke do not record the sweet story that is recorded in John, but this does not constitute a contradiction. Each gospel includes different details.
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