Wednesday, May 04, 2011

True Rest

Before Jesus' resurrection there are six resurrections in the Bible - three in the OT and three in the NT.


[i]. Elijah resurrected a widow's son (1 Kings 17.17-24); [ii] Elisha also resurrected a young boy. 2 Kings 4:20, 32-37. [iii] The dead man who touched Elisha’s bones, 2 Kings 13:20-21.

In the NT, Jesus [iv] Lazarus, Jn 11.21-46, [v] Jarirus' daughter (Mark 5.21-43), and [vi] the son of a widow in the city of Nain, Luke 7.11-17.

That makes Jesus' resurrection the seventh resurrection, chronologically, in the Bible. Sort of interesting - and I'm skeptical of biblical numerology.

3 Comments:

Blogger Joel said...

You are easing in to interpretive maximalism!

May 05, 2011 4:23 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Forsooth!

May 05, 2011 7:22 PM  
Blogger Mike Bull said...

It takes 6 water jars to make wine!

May 17, 2011 8:16 PM  

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