7: The eyewitnesses.
In his letter to the Corinthians, which many scholars date at around A.D. 53, St. Paul spoke of how Christ appeared, alive, to 500 at once. If it weren’t true, it would be impossible to make that claim so soon after the event occurred.
When Paul talks about the Resurrection again and again, there are two facts that are important to him: That the tomb is empty, and Jesus has appeared to many. They are both compelling pieces of evidence because they would be relatively easy for his audiences to disprove.