428. When did Jesus ascend into heaven?
On the day of his resurrection.
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came
unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain
others with them. And they found the
stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to
all the rest.
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus....
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them,
Peace be unto you.
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them,
and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:1-51
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,
out of whom he had cast seven devils.
After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked,
and went into the country.
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart,
because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into
heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. Mark 16:9-19
At least eight days after his resurrection.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and
said, Peace be unto you. John 20:26
Many days after his resurrection.
And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to
Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. Acts 13:31
Forty days after his resurrection.
Until the day in which he was taken up ... he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible
proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining
to the kingdom of God:
And when he had spoken these things, while they
beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:2-3, 9
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Bart D. Ehrman,
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed
the Bible and Why, (2005), p.169