James and the Apostles (1 Corinthians 15:7)

“Then he was seen by James, next by all of the apostles.”  (1 Corinthians 15:7)   There is some discussion amongst scholars as to just who these other “apostles” are, given that Paul has already made mention of “the twelve” (verse 5).  It is fairly clear that the James mentioned here is James the half-brother… Read More

Appearances (1 Corinthians 15:5)

“and he was seen by Cephas, then the Twelve.”  (1 Corinthians 15:5)   Paul goes on to point out that not only was Jesus raised from the dead, but there are many people who are witnesses to the fact that he rose.  What is interesting is the way he organizes and lists the groups of… Read More