Concordia Theological Monthly

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resurrection, diogenes, josephus, abraham, saints

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The death of Jesus on the cross was accompanied by some astounding miracles, which are enumerated in Matt. 27: 51-53: "And, behold, the veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose and came out of the graves after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared unto many."

Much has been said, more can be said, about each of these miracles; but this article concerns itself with, and restricts itself to, the last-mentioned occurrence: the opening of the graves and the resurrection of saints.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Luke 23:43; Hebrews 9:27;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars