Mark 16:14-19

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Mark 16:14-19: Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. […] So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Luke 24:50-51: And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
Acts 1:9-12: Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey.

Mark says that Jesus' ascension took place indoors, but Luke and Acts says that Jesus' ascension took place outdoors.

Mark doesn't actually say that the ascension took place indoors; He could have left the room before His ascension.

This last part of Mark (from which the passage was taken) is most likely a segment that was added to the book by a later group1.

Therefore the original documents don't contain this apparent contradiction. (and that's all we're trying to determine here)

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