In Luke 24:34, we read “…he appeared to Simon.” Your thoughts on how to reconcile this possible discrepancy -- doesn’t seem to flow with the narrative in Luke? -- Marcus Overstreet (Edinburgh)
Right, Luke 24:12 has Peter looking into the tomb, but not seeing the risen Lord. The Emmaus road disciples proclaim later in the chapter, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Paul states, "He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve" (1 Cor 15:5), so both Luke and Paul indicate a special appearance to Peter.
Yet instead of recording this appearance in the beginning of chapter 24, Luke allows it to come out in the Emmaüs dialogue. This is probably for stylistic reasons; Luke saw no reason to have two references to this appearance.