Questions tagged [resurrection]

Resurrection is the return to life of a being after death. In Biblical studies it is often associated either with the end of the age or with Jesus.

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How can we prove or otherwise that some of the dead rose from their tombs at the point of Jesus' death? [Mt 27:52] [duplicate]

When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs ...
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Christ, First fruits or Christ the firstfruits

DARBY translated v.23 as: But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming. (DARBY 1Co 15.23) What is the correct Translation of this Scripture
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In Matthew 16:28, was Jesus promising that he would return in the time of his followers? [duplicate]

Well, sorry if my question is dumb, but I'd like to know if my question is true or it's more a question of interpretation. Anyway, if it's true how would this impact on the rest of New Testament? ...
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What did Martha most likely mean by “the last day” in John 11:24?

John 11:22-27 (ESV): 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise ...
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Why did Jesus not appear after resurrection to the Pharisees and Scribes?

Came across this verse that seems to point to why Jesus did not(was not to) show himself to the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law. But then I have this question, why did Jesus say this? Did he not ...
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Are Paul (1 Cor 15:52) and Jesus (Matt 24:29-31) describing the same event, and if so, when will/did this happen?

In Matthew 24:29-31, Jesus describes what is commonly known as the "The Coming of the Son of Man": 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon ...
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Does “asleep” in 1 Corinthians 15 mean that the dead are unconscious prior to the resurrection?

Inspired by discussion from this question The New Testament regularly refers to the dead as "asleep". This occurs several times in 1 Corinthians 15, such as: 20 But now is Christ risen ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

John 20:16-17 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to ...
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Why did the women want to anoint Jesus after his body had already been laid in the tomb

After Jesus’ death on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea went to the Roman governor Pilate to request Jesus’ body. Nicodemus, the Pharisee who had visited Jesus at night to ask questions about God’s ...
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When Jesus returns, will the dead (believers and unbelievers alike) be resurrected and receive imperishable bodies?

I'm wondering whether unbelievers will also get imperishable bodies at the Resurrection...? John 5:28 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 ...
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Jesus's Resurrection ocurred before angel rolled back tombstone?

Many exegetes claim, without proof, that Jesus resurrected before the angel rolled back the stone, in order to show that he passed through it as he could walk through doors or as he was born out of ...
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the relation between Luke 20:37 and 38

In his response to the query of the Sadducees about the resurrection, Jesus says: Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of ...
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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? [closed]

I feel silly asking this because I feel like it should be obvious. Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? I am asking because this part of Christianity still confuses me. I thought Judaism taught ...
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Jesus raising the destroyed temple: John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22 (NIV), 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at ...
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Will everyone be gender-neutral in Heaven, and if so, does that mean that sex was designed to be a temporary thing?

Mark 12:25 (NASB): 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Does the verse above imply that those who attain eternal ...
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If human beings were created perfect in Genesis, then why is it necessary to change our natural bodies into spiritual/angelic bodies?

1 Corinthians 15:40-46 (ESV) reveals the mystery of the natural and heavenly/spiritual bodies, and that human beings will be granted the latter at the resurrection: 40 There are heavenly bodies and ...
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Are the souls of Revelation 6:9-11 awake and, yet, still awaiting the resurrection?

Revelation 6:9-11 (NASB): 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they ...
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Matthew 27 describes the crucifixion of Jesus. Why do Christians refer to this event as “Good Friday” [closed]

The manner in which Jesus was crucified makes for harrowing reading. It hardly bears thinking about, so awful was the suffering of our Lord and Saviour. Yet Christians refer to that day as "Good ...
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"Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him.” - why present tense instead of future tense in Luke 20:38?

Luke 20:34-40 (NASB): 34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and the women are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from ...
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How should we interpret Ecclesiastes 9:5 in the case of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

Ecclesiastes 9:5 (NASB): 5 For the living know that they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have a reward any longer, for their memory is forgotten. Mark 12:26-27 (NASB): 26 ...
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When Jesus tells Thomas to reach out his hand and 'put it into' his side, was he wearing clothing covering his side?

In John 20:27, Jesus says to Thomas "Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." echoing the claim by Thomas at John ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:42, is what's sown in corruption the same thing that's raised in incorruption per implied pronouns?

I've made an argument from the pronouns in 1 Corinthians 15:42 that the thing that's sown in corruption (i.e., our body) is the same thing that's later raised in incorruption because both are called &...
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Interpretation of Greek in Luke 24:46

The King James Version translation of Luke 24:46 is similar to the 1899 Douay-Rheims translation. (King James Version) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, ...
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Does Paul mention anywhere in his own writings his encounter with Jesus and his coming to belief in the gospel?

I am interested in a source that is besides the book of Acts written by Luke. I am interested in reading about Paul's encounter on the road to Damascus in his own words.
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Luke 23:43 — Should the word “today” be interpreted literally in that 24-hour days continue after death? [duplicate]

43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43 Both Jesus and the criminal died on the same day. Because they were reunited in paradise after death, ...
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Isaiah 26:19 :- prophecy forward-looking to resurrection?

Could Isaiah 26:19 saying, “Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; for your dew is the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the ...
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Who are the “Saints” and the “Many” in Matthew 27:52-53?

A Strange sidenote in the Gospel of Matthew documents resurrected "Saints" visible to "Many" in Jerusalem : Matthew 27:52-53 [KJV] [52] "And the graves were opened; and many ...
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Why did the disciples have so much trouble recognizing Jesus after his resurrection?

John 20 11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at ...
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Why did the women want to annoint the body in Mark 16:1?

In John 12 it is said that Mary had anointed Christ with an expensive perfume while he was at Lazarus house.Christ had alluded to this as the preparation for his burial John 12:3 NIV . 3 Then Mary ...
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Does 'perished' in 1 Cor 15:18 indicate complete cessation of existence?

1 Corinthians 15:18 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who ...
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Did Jesus’ spirit return into the same old crucified body?

The spirit of Jesus leaves his body that was prepared for him Heb10:5 “Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed ...
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When did Jesus receive authority over heaven and earth?

Matthew 28:18 NASB (After Jesus has risen from the dead & meets His disciples again): All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. There is already a question on SE on what this ...
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What is intended by, “God raised him and …granted that He become visible”? Acts 10:40

What do we understand from the word 'visible' or the meaning of this action? The context is: Acts 10:40-41 God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people,...
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Confuse the timing between John 20:1 and John 20:19

John 20:1 (KJV)Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb From the above sentence, my ...
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On what event the timing mentioned in this commentary?

From this link : Verses 26-31 We have here an account of another appearance of Christ to his disciples, after his resurrection, when Thomas was now with them. And concerning this we may observe,I. ...
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Why Apostle Paul contradicts Jesus regarding God and His resurrected [closed]

If Paul the Apostle was inspired by God to write [Romans], why does Paul teach beliefs contradicting Jesus the Messiah when describing who God is in His relationship to the resurrected? In [Romans 14:...
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Where is what Luke 24:46 states written?

Luke 24:46: and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, Where is it written that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the ...
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What does 'master' signify in Rom 6:9? 'death no longer is master over Him'

Rom 6:9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. So may we clearly understand that while Jesus was in the flesh being tempted ...
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At John 20:6,7, is what Peter saw in the tomb his “lightbulb” moment to recognize Jesus as the Messiah?

In John chapter 20, we see the disciples going into the tomb where Jesus was lain. In verse 6,7: "Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes ...
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Was the empty tomb unclean after the resurrection?

Was the empty tomb unclean according to Jewish purity laws? New tombs were not yet graves and not yet sources of uncleanliness. But once a body was put into the tomb, it became a family tomb or ...
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(John 20) Why wasn't Thomas at the first meeting with Christ

In the Gospel of John, Thomas plays a huge role compared to the other gospels. He seems to be present quite a bit, and as a leader. My question is: "Why wasn't Thomas at the first meeting of Jesus ...
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What is the real significance of the resurrection/reappearance of Jesus?

If flesh and blood cannot get to heaven, then what is the real significance of the resurrection/reappearance of Jesus? And how is that different from the reappearance of Moses and Elijah at the mount ...
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How should δὲ in Luke 24:44 be translated?

The Greek text of Luke 24:44 states: Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωϋσέως καὶ τοῖς προφήταις ...
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When did Jesus ascend into heaven?

The scriptures say that Jesus was raised on the 3rd day and was seen by Mary at the tomb John 20:17, however, He tells Mary "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father...". Then 8 days later ...
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Why does Paul make general resurrection conditional Christ's resurrection in 1 Cor 15:14-18?

Paul argues: 1 Cor 15:13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, Christ has not been raised either. [LEB] I take this to mean Christ could not have been raised if no one can be raised. So far this ...
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In Mark 5:42 to whom did Christ give the order not to publish about the resurrected girl?

After raising the little girl from the dead Christ goes on to give a charge that know one should know about this incident Mark 5:42 NASB 42 Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she ...
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How did Jesus appear to his disciples after resurrection?

If we look at Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. So clearly, Jesus was in his flesh body. But ...
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Was Justin Martyr quoting Isaiah 65:20 in his Dialogue with Trypho? If yes from what Bible?

I was reading my bible when I stumbled on Isaiah 65:20: There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years ...
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Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? [closed]

Luke 9:30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. Moses died long time ago. Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? Because he was talking with ...
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In 2 Timothy 4:6-8 is Paul speaking of his death or of his “departure” per 1 Thessalonians 4:17)?

[2Ti 4:6-8 CSB] 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 ...