Following his death, the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus. The gospels contradict each other, however, concerning the what reaction they got when told the other disciples about the encounter.
Luke records that by the time the men who had seen Jesus on the road to Emmaus told the other disciples that Jesus had risen, they already knew this because Jesus had appeared to Peter:
That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road… [Luke 24:33-35a]
Mark, however, says that the other disciples didn’t believe them:
After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking in the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. [Mark 16:12-13]
So did the other disciples believe the two who saw the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus or not?
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