The Bible cites many people who rose from death. Who were they?
Who witnessed them? Dappled minds want to know!


Who: Widow of Zaraphath’s son

Situation: Elijah layed on top of him praying 3 times.

Elijah says: “See, your son is alive.”

Witnesses: Widow, Elijah, the son

Reference: 1 Kings 17:17-24


Who: Woman of Shunam’s son

Situation: Elisha stretched out on the boy and prayed.

“The flesh of the child became warm”

Elisha says: “Take up your son,

Witnesses: Woman of Shunam, her husband, Elisha, Elisha’s servant, the son

Reference: 2 Kings 4:8-37


Who: A dead man

Situation: The men burryiing the dead man see a band of Moabites and toss him into Elisha’s grave. Upon touching Elisha’s bones the man sprang back to life.

Witnesses: The grave diggers

Reference: 2 Kings 13:14-21


Who: Jairus’ daughter

Situation: Jairus, a synagogue official sends for Jesus. Jesus commands the girl to awaken and helps her up by the hand.

Jairus says: “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her and she will live.”

Jesus says: “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

“My child, get up!”

Witnesses: Jairus, Jesus, Peter, John, James, daughter

Reference: Luke 8:40-55, Matthew 9:23-26


Who: Son of the widow from Nain

Situation: Jesus sees a funeral procession carrying the corpse of the son. He commands the young man to arise.

Jesus says: “Don’t cry.”, “Young man, I say to you, arise,”

Witnesses: Widow of Nain, mourners, Jesus, the son

Reference: Luke 7:11-17


Who: Lazarus

Situation: 3 days after Lazarus’ death. Jesus commands his to come out of his tomb.

Martha says: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now, I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”

Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me shall live even if he dies, he shall live.”

“Lazarus, come forth.”

Witnesses: Mary, Martha, Jesus, mourners

Reference: John 11:1-43


Who: Jesus

Situation: Three days after His crucifixion.

Witnesses: Over 500 people in and around Galillee and Jerusalem – (Hallucinations?)

Reference: Gospels


Who: Deceased saints

Situation: After Christ’s resurrection

Witnesses: Many

“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.”

Reference: Matthew 27:52-53


Who: Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa, a disciple

Situation: Peter got down on his knees and prayed.

Peter says: “Tabitha, get up.”

Witnesses: Tabitha, believers, widows, Peter

Reference: Acts 9:36-43


Who: Eutychus

Situation: Fell asleep and out the window to his death listening to Paul’s preaching.

Witnesses: People listening to Paul’s preaching

Reference: Acts 20:9-10


Who: Will you?

Situation: The second coming of Christ

Witnesses: The faithful believers, God, Jesus, angels

References: What is the power of the resurrection?

John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 15:50-57, I Thessalonians 4:13-17



“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25,26)





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