I was listening to a debate between a Muslim scholar and a Christian scholar, and the Muslim debater raised this and many other questions. The Christian debater did not address this issue in his reply, so I tried looking for answer but had no luck. My question is this:
After the resurrection of the Christ, where were the disciples actually?
In the Gospel of Matthew they are in Galilee:
Matthew 28:7-10 (KJV)
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
In the Gospel of Luke they are in Jerusalem:
Luke 24 (KJV)
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
I looked on a map, and Galilee and Jerusalem are quite far apart. What could be the explanation of this?