Appearances of Our Lord After the Passion
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... VII. TO THE ELEVEN, ON THE HILLS. Authorities: Mt. xxviii. 16-20; 'Ma' xvi. 15-18; 1 Cor. xv. 6. We have now lost the guidance of S. John, but S. Matthew1 at this point takes his place, and leads us on to a second great manifestation which took place in Galilee. On this occasion the Lord met the Eleven at a place previously determined;2 I they went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them? The appointment might have been made before they left Jerusalem, as the context in S. Matthew seems to suggest; or at the meeting with the seven disciples by the shore of the lake. In either case the 'mountain' which was intended is probably the high ground above the lake4 rather than an isolated hill. The informal 1xxviii. 16 ft. 2 A unique instance, unless the meeting on the first Sunday after Easter and that which immediately preceded the Ascension were prearranged; see pp. 52, 93. 3 o5 ir6Sfl.ro airrots 0 'Iijo-oDs. 4 So jb tpm is used in Mt. xiv. 23, xv. 29, and probably also in v. 1, viii. 1. Contrast 8pos vfrjov (xvii. 1), where a particular summit is in view. 'H bpeivrj is used only in Lc. i. 39, 65. gathering by the seashore was to be followed by I a solemn interview with the Eleven on the heights where they had received their appointment to the apostolic office.1 It may be assumed that the day was fixed as well as the place of meeting. We can imagine the eagerness with which the Eleven went up into the hills. They would remind themselves how in the early days of the ministry they had sought Jesus in a desert place,2 and now they were seeking Him again, but in circumstances how different! As they ascend, an eager outlook is kept. At length the form of a man is seen coming towards them, but still at some distance--on the...
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