Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together

Pastor Roger Murrell noted something I thought was worth sharing:

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 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: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (1 Cor 15:3-6)

Okay, so Jesus appeared to more than five hundred brothers before he ascended. But directly after the ascension we read this:

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) (Acts 1:15)

Huh? One hundred and twenty? Where did the other 380+ go? Roger thought maybe they had family visiting and couldn’t make it to the meeting. Too bad; they apparently missed out on Pentecost.

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One thought on “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together

  1. could it be possibble that the ones who names were accounted for by Peter (120) were those who were asleep! It does say in your I Cor. account that does read that “he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present (maybe the 380), but some are fallen asleep (120)” That may account for Peter’s recorded names. I Cor. did not mention the names being accounted for. And if asleep mean dead then that would be a reason for the recording of 120 names. Very interesting I glad I came across this site. God Bless

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