Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:



The 10 Resurrections in the Bible

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The Entombment of Christ - 1602–1603 - Caravaggio (1571-1610)

The Entombment of Christ – 1602–1603 – Caravaggio (1571-1610)

We don’t talk about the other resurrections much.

I can’t recall ever hearing about the one recorded in Matthew 27:58 in any major context. After doing a little research, it turns out that it is a historically debated event for the last several centuries.

I wanted to take the time to look at the other resurrections recorded in scripture today, so here they in Biblical order:

  • The Widow of Sarepta’s son – 1 Kings 17
  • The Shunamite’s son – 2 Kings 4
  • The man that touched Elijah’s bones – 2 Kings 13
  • Jairus’ daughter – Matthew 9
  • The saints in Jerusalem – Matthew 27:58
  • The widow of Nain’s son – Luke 7
  • Lazarus – John 11
  • Dorcus – Acts 9:41
  • Eutychus – Acts 20:9-10

Obviously, none of these matter to us the same way that Christ’s resurrection does, but they do server as an excellent reminder of the God’s power.

Bonuses

I will file this one away as an example of God’s providence. Did you ever notice that Jesus was provided with a brand new tomb? If he had been put into a used tomb, his resurrection could have been attributed to touching the bones of a prophet like the 2 Kings 13 event.

It’s no wonder the Centurion was convinced. It looks like the only graves that opened were of those Matthew considered saints. This is probably a good preview of how it will happen on judgment day.

Nicodemus was there too. (John 19:39) He helped Joseph and the Marys tend to the body. Here is an official Sanhedrin member that witnessed his death. No “not really dead” theories have legs to stand on because of this.

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In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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