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Hi! I wanted to make a new topic consisting of questions we may have for fellow members or a spot where people confused/lost can ask us questions for clarification!
Be respectful when answering, as always. This is a spot to give help, clarity, or to help someone understand new things about The Bible or following Christ!


I was reading my Bible this morning. And I stumbled upon Mathew 27:52-53 which basically says that "holy people" who could have been prophets or something similar I suppose, were raised tom the grave and appeared in the city's.

I never noticed this before. I'm not sure if it was their actual bodies(seems like it) or just spirits of some sort. I'd love to look into it some more. If anyone else knows anything.


Matthew 27: 52-53 describes one of the events that occurred upon Jesus's death, i.e. the temple curtains ripping, the earthquake. this specific event is many dead people rising from the dead (ESV says, 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many). i would assume this case is similar to other instances where people are raised from the dead, where they are returned to full health in their bodies.


Would think this would be similar to Lazarus; a sort of partial resurrection / re-animation of the person's earthly body & spirit, but not a complete full redeemed resurrection as we will experience after the second coming of Christ. Since they are not mentioned again in the New Testament, maybe they did not stick around raised from the dead very long; but what a display of God's awesome redeeming power!

I wonder if their experience is maybe similar to some of those people who experience near-death or actual-death experiences, but become alive again after an encounter with God / heaven... Would be intriguing to read an account of one of the NT people who were raised from the dead. Cool novel premise?

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