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What did Jesus' friends notice about the risen Jesus?

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May 13, 2012 10:23PM

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According to the gospel stories in Luke and John, they simply did not recognise the risen Jesus, even thinking he was someone else altogether.

In Luke 24:15ff, the two on the road to Emmaeus spent a good deal of time walking with and talking to Jesus but thought him to be a stranger.

In John 20:15, Mary Magdalene thought Jesus to be the gardener. Later he showed the disciples his hands and feet, so they would know he was really Jesus. In chapter 21, the disciples were fishing and did not at first recognise Jesus when he spoke to them, but the beloved disciple was the first to realise who he was.