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Resurrection
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
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
Da 12:1–3

“Now at that time, Michael, the great prince, will arise, the protector over the sons of your people, and it will be a time of distress that has not been since your people have been a nation until that time. And at that time your people …

Mt 28:1–10

Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came up and rolled away the stone and sat down on it. Now …

Lk 24:1–12

Now on the first day of the week, at very early dawn, they came back to the tomb bringing the fragrant spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. And it happened that while …

Jn 11:23–26

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes …

Jn 11:38–45

Then Jesus, deeply moved within himself again, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying on it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the one who had died, said to him, “Lord, he is stinking already, because it has been four days.” Jesus …

1 Co 15:5–8

and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve, then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, the majority of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all, as it were to one born at the wrong time, …

1 Co 15:51–53

Behold, I tell you a mystery: we will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For it is necessary for this perishable body to put on …

Re 20:4–6

And I saw thrones, and they sat down on them, and authority to judge was granted to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and did not receive the mark on their …