Exegetical Issues: As part of your analysis of the passage be sure to address the
1. What evidence suggests that Jesus’ arrival in the locked room was or was not
intended to be interpreted as miraculous?
2. What is the nature of the greeting “Peace be with you”? What exactly does Jesus
mean by this greeting?
3. Acts 2 tells us that the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension to
Heaven. How can we reconcile this with John 20:22?
4. Does John 20:23 teach that the Apostles had the authority to forgive sins? Why or