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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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What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?

In the very center of an argument about the general resurrection, which the Corinthians questioned, Paul says: Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead ...
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How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?

This verse is usually interpreted as a prophetic word by Jesus about Himself: Matthew 12:40: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three ...
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Did Jonah actually die in the whale?

I know the common understanding is that Jonah waited, alive and conscious, in the belly of the whale until he was spat out. Has a euphemized "children's version" become accepted truth? Perhaps we can ...
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What is the “first resurrection”?

Finishing up the year in the Bible, I heard this passage: Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been ...
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What is Job saying he believes about death and what follows in Job 14?

Job makes several interesting statements in chapter 14 about death. 10 But a man dies and is laid low; man breathes his last, and where is he? 11 As waters fail from a lake and a river ...
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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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According to Hebrews 11:5, did Enoch actually die? (Compare Hebrews 11:13)

According to the Book of Hebrews, did Enoch actually die? How is this "contradiction" resolved? Excerpted from this answer, https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/27939/6338 By faith ...
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Did Jesus have actual marks or holes in his hands and side after his resurrection? John 20

Being the Easter season I was reading this section a couple weeks ago and noticed something. I'm not sure if the passage is saying Jesus had actual holes or marks in his hands and/or side. All I can ...
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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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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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In 2 Timothy 2:16 to what false teaching is Paul referring when he says Hymenaeus and Philetus taught that “the resurrection has already happened”?

In 2 Timothy 2:16-18 (ESV) Paul writes: But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and ...
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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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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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Why was Jesus consistently not recognized by those who knew him after his resurrection?

It is worth noting that there a similar questions on this website, and numerous articles that cover this topic, however most of these seem to address the question from a standpoint of refuting Bible ...
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What's the apostle Paul's view on the bodily resurrection?

In 1st Corinthians 15, the apostle Paul records the eyewitness accounts of the Lord Jesus Christ's resurrection: For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died ...
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In Luke 20:36 how does immortality obviate marriage?

In Luke 20:36, Jesus appears to connect the absence of marriage in the resurrection with deathlessness (as shown by the use of the Greek term "gar"), suggesting that marriage and death go together. ...
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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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At the last day

When Jesus spoke of the resurrection in John 6:39,40,44,54 he said the resurrection would occur "at" the last day. Is there any significance to the use of the word at rather than the word on.
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How many resurrection hours does Jesus refer to in John 5:25-29?

In John 5:25-29 we read: “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has ...
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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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Where does John get the idea that Jesus' comment about the Temple was really about his own body?

I'm concerned about John's interpretation in 2:21 of Jesus' statements about destroying the Temple. According to John, and only him, Jesus was not talking about God's temple in Jerusalem where people ...
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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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What exactly did the disciples doubt in Matt 28:17?

Jesus, after being resurrected, appeared to his eleven disciples on a mountain and was worshipped by them. Matt 28:17 says some of them doubted. What did they doubt? Was it his resurrection? ...
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What is the source of Paul's teachings on a bodily resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15?

Is there any reason to believe from the Apostle Paul's expression of his view on bodily resurrection in 1st Corinthians 15 that his view is a carryover of his pharisaic beliefs? Or does it more ...
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Romans 8:11 - present or future?

Romans 8:11 appears in the following context: 9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he ...
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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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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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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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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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In Romans 6:5-11 is the resurrection of the believer a fait accompli?

Paul seems unambiguous that the believer died with Christ but seems to suggest that the resurrection of the believer is still future. But in verse 11 it sounds like a fait accompli. Which is it? ...
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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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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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Reconciling the action of the women in Matt 28:8, John 20:2, and Luke 24:9 with their inaction in Mark 16:8

Matthew, Luke and John say the women left the tomb and shared their news; Mark seems to be saying that they left and told no one because they were afraid. How can these accounts be reconciled?
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How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?

How many resurrections that are still to take place are implied in the New Testament? Could what is described in Revelation 6:9-10 be considered as resurrection?: And when he had opened the fifth ...
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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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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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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 20:27 - doubting Thomas. But, was Jesus recognizable?

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” From what I understood Jesus was so horrifically ...
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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 are the four gospel accounts of the empty tomb so different and how do we reconcile them?

The four accounts of the empty tomb seem to differ as follows: Matthew 28:1-8 says that when the two women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, went to visit the tomb, there was an earthquake and an ...
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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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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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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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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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Did Christ tell the disciples to stay in Jerusalem before or after they saw Him in Galilee after His resurrection?

Matthew writes: 7And 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. 8And they ...
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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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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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Did the women tell the disciples or did they say nothing to anyone

Mark 16:8 So they left the tomb and ran away, overwhelmed with shock and amazement. And in their fear they did not say a word to anyone. Matthew 28:8 So they hurried away from the tomb in fear ...
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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.