Resurrection in the Scripture

Here are the instances in which God raised people from the dead:

  1. Widow’s son raised to life (1 Kings 17:17-23).
  2. The Shunamite’s son raised to life (2 Kings 4:8-37).
  3. Moabite man placed in Elisha’s tomb (2 Kings 13:20-21).
  4. Jarius’s daughter resurrected (Mark 5:22-43).
  5. Widow of Nain’s son raised from the dead (Luke 7:11-15).
  6. Lazarus’s resurrection (John 11:1-46).
  7. Tabitha (Dorcas) raised from the dead (Acts 9:36-42).
  8. Eutychus resurrected (Acts 20:1-12).

“Women received their dead raised to life again” (Hebrews 11:35) probably refers to incidents 1 and 2 above. If not, then there were other resurrections not specifically recorded in the Bible.

There is a great of witnesses attesting the glorious resurrection power of God. All the above examples were resurrections to corruption, or temporary resurrections, meaning that these eight people died again and are in their graves at present. None of them were raised to incorruptibility, or given a glorified body never to die again. Someday this will happen, which brings us to our next point.