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Elisha raises the Shunammite’s son
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
From the Latin resurrectio, meaning “rising again.” A return to life after having died. Mainly refers to the resurrection of Christ—the central event of the Christian faith. Also refers to the Christian doctrine of corporate resurrection, which is connected to the judgment of both the living and the dead.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Resurrection
Resurrection From the Latin resurrectio, meaning “rising again.” A return to life after having died. Mainly refers to the resurrection of Christ—the central event of the Christian faith. Also refers to the Christian doctrine of corporate resurrection, which is connected to the judgment of both the living
Resurrection, Critical Issues
Resurrection, Critical Issues Further examines the development of the Jewish viewpoint of the resurrection of the dead, and thus the development of the Christian doctrine of the resurrection and judgment of the living and the dead, and various interpretive viewpoints on the resurrection of Jesus.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Resurrection
RESURRECTION. This entry consists of two articles. The first surveys the development and articulation of ideas concerning the resurrection of the dead as these are reflected in the OT. The second surveys the development and articulation of these ideas in early Judaism and in the NT.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Resurrection
Resurrection. Act of being raised from the dead, used in the Bible with three different meanings. It refers to miraculous raisings of the dead back to earthly life, such as when Elijah raised a boy (1 Kgs 17:8–24); Elisha raised the Shunammite’s son (2 Kgs 4:18–37); Jesus raised both Jairus’ daughter
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Raise; Raise Up; Be Raised
Raise; Raise Up; Be Raised [Heb. usually hiphil of qûm—‘set up, raise up, provide’ (e.g., Gen. 38:8; Ex. 40:18; Dt. 18:15, 18; Josh. 5:7; 7:26; 1 S. 2:8), also nāśāʾ—‘lift’ (e.g., Gen. 33:5; Nu. 14:1; 2 S. 18:28; Job 2:12; Ps. 83:2 [MT 3]; 106:26; Isa. 5:26; Jer. 4:6; Ezk. 26:17), hiphil of rûm (2
Resurrection
Resurrection The doctrine of resurrection from the dead as an eschatological phenomenon appeared late in the history of Israelite religion and developed fully in NT times. But the OT provides the context of belief from which the idea of resurrection comes and according to which it must be understood.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Resurrection
RESURRECTION Act of being raised from the dead, used in the Bible in three different contexts: (1) It refers to miraculous raising of the dead back to earthly life, such as when Elijah raised a boy (1 Kgs 17:8–24), Elisha raised the Shunammite’s son (2 Kgs 4:18–37), Jesus raised both Jairus’s daughter
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Resurrection
resurrection.1 A rising to life from death. The Bible contains numerous accounts of prophets or other spiritually empowered people restoring life to those who have died. This is typically presented as one of the greatest of all miracles, surpassing mere acts of healing. In the Hebrew Bible, Elijah raises
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Resurrection of the Body
RESURRECTION OF THE BODY. The resurrection of the body is a distinctly biblical idea. The Greeks, and Gr. philosophy in general, had little respect for the body, considering it to be a hindrance, and taught only the immortality of the soul. The Bible sees man as created with both body and soul and as
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Resurrection
RESURRECTION. The most startling characteristic of the first Christian preaching is its emphasis on the resurrection. The first preachers were sure that Christ had risen, and sure, in consequence, that believers would in due course rise also. This set them off from all the other teachers of the ancient
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Resurrection
ResurrectionConcept of a person being brought back from a mortal death to a state of immortality, usually involving the reunification of the spirit or the soul with an immortal body. In the OT there is no single word for resurrection; in the NT the most common Greek term is anástasis, “rise up.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Resurrection
Resurrection (Gk. anástasis, égersis, exanástasis).† The raising from death to new life, in biblical usage specifically a raising of the righteous of all ages at the end of earthly history. Implicit in the very idea of resurrection is a positive valuation of life in the physical body, which sets
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Resurrection
ResurrectionJesus assumed and taught an eschatological (see Eschatology) doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, an event whereby the ungodly would be delivered to judgment* and the godly receive eternal life.* Moreover, Jesus performed miracles* of resuscitation and, as he predicted, was himself
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Resurrection
ResurrectionThe resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is foundational to the Christian faith. It is referred to explicitly in seventeen books of the NT and is implicit in most of the remaining ten. Nearly all of the letters within the Pauline corpus refer to it (the exceptions are 2 Thess, Tit,
Key passages
2 Ki 4:18–37

The child grew older, and it happened one day that he went out to his father and to the reapers. Then he said to his father, “My head, my head!” So he said to the servant, “Carry him to his mother.” So they carried him and brought him to his mother; he …