1 Corinthians 15:4 Risen: According to the Scriptures

In Paul’s explanation of the gospel to the Corinthians in 1 Cor 15:4, he includes Christ’s resurrection on the third day, according to the Scriptures. What Scriptures was Paul referring to? Did people in the Old Testament believe in a resurrection? Did the apostles expect Jesus to rise from the dead?

 

Although complete revelation did not come until God spoke truth through Christ, the Old Testament is a tutor and contains shadows, so we would expect to find shadows of the resurrection in the OT.

 

Read the following Scriptures and discern what the Jewish mind toward death and resurrection might have been.

 

Gen. 3:19; Job 7:9-10; Psa. 6:5, 88:10-12, 103:14-16, 115:17; Eccl. 12:7.

 

1 Kgs. 17:21- 22; 2 Kgs. 4:32-37; 2 Kgs. 13:20-21

 

Job 14:1, 7, 10-14, 19:25-27; 2 Sam. 12:23; Psa. 16:8-11, 17:15; Dan 12:21

 

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