Old Testament Hints of Resurrection

Examples of death to life.

  • Genesis 22:1-14 - Abraham went to the land of Moriah to offer his son as a sacrifice, as directed by God.  Abraham knowing this believed God would provide because in verse 5 he says "I and the boy will return" indicating that God would restore life.

  • I Kings 17:17-24 - Elijah raises the widow's son, who was dead, to life again.

  • II Kings 4:18-37 - Elisha brings the Shunammite's son, who was dead, back to life.

In the above three accounts each was an only son.  Later in history God offered up His only Son.


Expressions of believe in death to life.

  • Deuteronomy 32:39-41 - God says "I kill and I made alive."

  • I Samuel 2:1-10 - In verse 6 "The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises to life;"

  • II Kings 5:1-8 - In the account of the healing of Naaman's Leprosy we read in verse 7 "Am I god, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy?"

  • Isaiah 26:19-21 - verse 19 - "Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise."


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