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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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Are there prominent textual criticism books defending the faithful preservation of the gospels in modern Bibles compared to the original manuscripts?

Numerous skeptics assert that modern Bibles are the result of a succession of copies of copies of copies of copies, implying that across centuries of transcription, translation, and interpretation, or ...
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Does "Taken up" imply an Agent's involvement? Angel? or God?

Taken Up Several times in the New Testament the phrase taken up (although one word in the Greek) is used to refer to one's death, and especially of Jesus's Ascension (since He was no longer dead, His &...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

I have a question about an apparent contradiction. In Luke 24 it says that the women went to the tomb and when they saw that it was empty, they entered and saw a vision of angels. After that they went ...
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Is Hosea 13:14, quoted by Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55, oddly mistranslated?

Hosea 13:14 from the BSB translation: I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Where, O Sheol, is your sting? Compassion is hidden ...
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Should Revelation 1:18 be translated, "I have the keys of Death and the Grave", or, "I have the keys of Death and Hades"?

Revelation 1:18 NKJV translation: I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades. Revelation 1:18 proposal translation: I am ...
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Jesus' command to give something to eat to Jairus' daughter

Does Jesus' command to the father and mother of the damsel - after He had raised her, that something should be given her to eat - indicate that they had been starving her to death? (Mark 5:40-43) ...
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Was Jesus as the Lamb of God, offered without spot or blemish?

The greater proof to me, if I were one of the disciples, after witnessing a bloody and beaten Christ on the cross, if He had appeared without any wounds. Otherwise, He could have appeared to have been ...
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If prophet Samuel resurrected (2 Sam. 28: 3-12; 2 Sam. 28:11-15), why the saying: Jesus is the only one defeated death?

Is the resurrection of Jesus as exceptional as the man in the pulpit claims it to be if the prophet Samuel also rose from the dead (1 Sam. 28:3–12; 1 Sam. 28:11–15)? Given the preceding Scriptures, ...
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Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38?

Q. Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38? [Phl 3:20-21 YLT] [20] For our citizenship is in the heavens, ...
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When Paul mentions baptism for the dead in 1 Corinthians 15:29, what is he talking about? [duplicate]

1 Corinthians 15:29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them? The LDS Church uses this ...
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Why does Jesus say that calling anyone a fool will send us to hell?

I don't understand why Jesus says that calling anyone a fool will send us to hell. Does Jesus not want me in heaven? What happened to repentance? And faith in Jesus and his resurrection? Matthew 5:22 ...
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What is Paul telling us about those dead in Christ?

1 Cor 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Does 'asleep' determine that Christian dead do not go to heaven, their spirits go to ...
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If Dan, 12:1-3, truly follows on in close proximity to the death of Antiochus IV in Dan, 11:45, then what are we to discern of those now living again?

In Dan,10:21, the angel (most likely Gabriel) starts to tell Daniel about the writing of truth and of his very close association with Michael (the Archangel), in fighting the angelic forces, ...
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Is "Seeing the Light" after "the suffering of His soul" a reference to the Resurrection of Jesus in Isaiah 53:11?

It is acknowledged by nearly all Christian denominations that Isaiah 53 is a prophetic reference to the crucifixion and substitutionary Death of none other than Jesus Christ. And verses 8-10 ...
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Our "tent" - Discarded or resurrected?

In 2 Corinthians 5:1, Paul writes the following (NKJV): For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the ...
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Did Jesus's body decay while in the grave? (Acts 13:34)

We see in multiple passages that his body did not experience decay: Acts 13:35-37: 35 So also, He says in another Psalm: ‘You will not let Your Holy One see decay.’ 36 For when David had served God’s ...
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Could Jesus have arisen from the dead before sunrise on the Sabbath?

Internet historian and author Daniel Gregg has claimed that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday afternoon, died, and was resurrected from the dead in the wee hours before sunrise Sabbath morning. (Source:...
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How long was Jesus in the tomb? [duplicate]

How can we reconcile that the Bible indicates that Jesus would be in the earth for three days and three nights (Matt. 12:40) but we also read that he died right before the start of the Passover and ...
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How can Christ be the firstfruits of the resurrection when others were raised before him?

In 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, we read of Christ as firstfruits but in Matthew 27:52-53, we read that at the death of Jesus Christ, many saints arose. How do I then draw the line in explaining Christ as ...
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Who first gave Mary Magdalene the joy that Jesus was risen, an angel (Matthew) or Jesus (John)?

In Matthew 28:1, 5-6, 8, an angelic message brought joy to Mary Magdalene by informing her that Jesus rose (NKJV, emphasis added): Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, ...
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Which specific scripture does John 20:9 refer to?

John 20:9 says: YLT: for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again. NKJV: For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead....
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How to reconcile John 20:9 vs Matthew 16:21? "They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead"

In John's Gospel, after receiving Magdalene's report, the disciples are surprised when they reach the Empty Tomb because "They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from ...
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How do we reconcile Isaiah 65:23 with Matthew 22:30? [closed]

“They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, And their offspring with them.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭65:23‬ ‭ WITH: “For in the ...
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What does Paul mean by “appeared” in 1 Corinthians 15?

In 1 Corinthians 15, we see the famous early Christian creed: “and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at ...
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Are eyewitness testimonies a reliable source of evidence according to Mark 16:14?

Mark 16:14 (ESV): 14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those ...
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Can seeing someone rise from the dead produce genuine belief (John 11:38-45) or not (Luke 16:30-31)?

John 11:38-45 (ESV) 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to ...
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How should John 10:17-18 be understood? lambanō λαμβάνω: "Take or Receive" life back again?

How should John 10:17-18 be understood? For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it back. 18 No one has taken it away from me, but I lay it down on my own. I ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 15:50,53 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 53 For this perishable body must put on the ...
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Does the "body" of Romans 8:10 describe the same "the body" of Romans 6:6 & Colossians 2:11?

Is the striking body language of Romans 6:6... 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to ...
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Romans 6:10 and Jesus's relationship with God and Sin

I find Romans 6:10 quite provocative: Romans 6:10 for in that he died [past,prior to resurrection], to the sin he died once, and in that he liveth [present,post resurrection], he liveth to God; ...
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What is the connection between "I am the resurrection and life, whoever believes in me will live" and Martha's "You are the Christ, the Son of God"?

After Lazarus has died, there is this exchange in John 11 between Jesus and Martha (John 11:21-27). 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even ...
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Is the resurrection taught in the Old Testament?

Luke 20:27 (NKJV) says: Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, It says they didn't believe in the resurrection. Is this true? Is the ...
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Is John 6:44 a necessary and/or sufficient condition for salvation?

John 6:44 (ESV) 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Questions Necessary Condition. What happens with someone who is never ...
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Do John 3:1-8 ("born from above") and 1 Corinthians 15:39-54 ("the rising again of the dead") refer to the same event?

John 3:1-8 (YLT) And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews, 2 this one came unto him by night, and said to him, `Rabbi, we have known that from God thou hast come -...
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Does Isaiah 66:24 in Hebrew showcase the reality of the bodies of the Resurrected Unsaved?

Let’s lay out the Context of the future New Heavens & Earth: “For as the new heavens and the new earth Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “So shall your descendants and ...
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Can the departed spirits / Rephaim rise (Isaiah 14:9) or not (Psalm 88:10, Isaiah 26:14)?

According to Isaiah 14:9, they can: Sheol below is excited about you, to meet you when you come; It stirs the spirits of the dead (Or shades (Heb Repha’im)) for you, all the leaders of the earth; It ...
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In Romans chapter 6, what does Paul mean by "death"? Biological death? Spiritual death? Some figurative meaning of death? All of them?

Romans 6 (ESV): What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been ...
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What does it mean that Jesus is "Lord both of the dead and of the living" (Romans 14:9)?

Romans 14:7-9 (ESV): 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether ...
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When was Jesus made alive in the spirit? 1 Peter 3:18

1 Peter 3:17-22 (ESV): 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, ...
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Can Job 14:12 be interpreted as an eschatological statement about a future resurrection of the dead?

Job 14:12 (ESV): so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep. Did Job imply that there would be an eschatological/apocalyptic ...
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Do 1 Thess. 4:16-17 (coming of the Lord in the air with His "caught up" saints) & Rev 6:9-11 (during the 5th seal) describe the same event?

From 1 Thess. 4: 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which ...
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Does Rev 20:12-13 allude to a third resurrection?

Then I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. ...
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Would 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that full preterism is a salvation issue?

In the Bible, some questions seem to allow for differing positions (see Romans 14). However, does 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that whether the resurrection has already happened isn't one of them? Is it ...
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Does Acts 1:21-26 teach that one of the requirements to be an apostle is to have witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?

Acts 1:21-26 (ESV): 21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was ...
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Why did the women need to prepare spices when Nicodemus and Joseph had already wrapped a 100 pounds of spices into the linen they wrapped Jesus in? [duplicate]

The Gospels state that the women who accompanied Jesus to Jerusalem from Galilee saw Joseph and Nicodemus (Luke 23:50-56 and John 19:38-42) not only entomb the body of Jesus but saw them wrap Jesus in ...
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Why did Paul claim the Sciptures (Old Testament) told about Jesus rising from the dead on the third day? See I Corinthians 15:3-4 [duplicate]

In I Corinthians 15:3-4 Paul is reciting a creed from the early Church and it mentions Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead according to the Scriptures. At the time this creed was ...
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Does the lost's "resurrection to judgment" (Jn. 5:28-29) imply any sort of bodily resurrection at all?

In the Gospel of John, Christ tells us the following: John 5:28-29: “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; those ...
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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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