Does 1 Corinthians 15:6 relay witness testimony (that Jesus appeared to “the five-hundred”)?

“Yes, after all…
  • In reciting 1 Cor 15:6, Paul strove to relay testimony
  • The 1st church: “Jesus visited the 500!”
  • No one invented “the 500” (not fabricated)
  • In general, the v3-7 creed relays witness testimony
  • “No, after all…
  • It’s just an embellished memory of Pentecost

      This report about “the five-hundred” in fact started off as the report about the mass-conversion at Pentecost (i.e. 40 days after Jesus's crucifixion, where Peter purportedly preached Jesus to Jews and many of them simply converted without actually ever seeing Jesus appear). This forthcoming article debates these 4 evidences:
      Evidence forthcoming.
      This is relevant because the embellishment is severe enough that we can safely call the mutated report a lie, even if the original Pentecost report was not.

  • Paul invented the 500 witnesses here