The first description of the resurrection comes to us from Paul’s letters—not from the Gospels. This is important because Paul wrote decades before any of the Gospels were written. Thus, if we want to know what the Apostles believed, what they thought had transpired with Jesus right after he died, and how people perceived him within the first few decades, Paul’s opinions and knowledge of events should prove invaluable. Paul allows us to see and hear what the Apostles thought and felt about Jesus and the Resurrection roughly 40 years before the first Gospel (Mark) was written. Click here to read the Jesus of History blog.