1 Corinthians 15:5Or “Cephas.” Paul includes the bodily appearance of Jesus to his followers as part of the gospel to be believed. What Paul states as the heart of the gospel is (1) Christ’s death, (2) the fulfillment of prophecies, (3) Christ’s burial, (4) Christ’s resurrection, and (5) Christ supernaturally appeared (manifested) to his followers. More than 515 followers of Jesus saw him after his resurrection, including those mentioned by Paul and Miriam (Mary) at the garden tomb.
1 Corinthians 15:5Most scholars conclude that vv. 3–5 represent an early creed of the apostles on which our Christian faith is based.
1 Corinthians 15:6Or “Some have fallen asleep,” a Hebrew euphemism for death when referring to believers.
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