So I had this thought/question as I was pondering the mysteries of Jesus’s death, resurrection, ascension, and Pentecost. (This is not of utmost importance but I am just curious)
“Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.” – 1Corinthians 15:6
What I was a bit curious about is whether this appearance is necessarily before the Ascension? It would seem more reasonable to think that this was after Pentecost (which would mean that it was after the Ascension) since I cannot think of a gathering of close to 500 people (I am sure St. Paul was not being exact in the numbers) before that.
What is the traditional view of this passage in terms of where it fits in the chronology of the events? Is it before the Ascension or after it?