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I just realized that 9 was the wrong answer...:)

 

(Matthew 27:52, 53) And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep were raised up (and people coming out from among the tombs after his being raised up entered into the holy city), and they became visible to many people. 
 

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3 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

Oops...

 

I just realized that 9 was the wrong answer...:)

 

(Matthew 27:52, 53) And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep were raised up (and people coming out from among the tombs after his being raised up entered into the holy city), and they became visible to many people. 
 

 

Mormons call this the first resurrection.

 

KJV (Mtt.27:52,53)

"52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

 

Jn 3:13 but Jesus was first.

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Matthew 27:52-53 does not refer to a resurrection.  Note the references below:

 

*** jy chap. 132 p. 300 par. 7 “Certainly This Man Was God’s Son” ***

At that, a violent earthquake occurs, splitting rocks. It is so powerful that tombs outside Jerusalem break open and corpses are thrown out of them. Passersby who see the dead bodies exposed enter “the holy city” and report what they just witnessed.—Matthew 12:11; 27:51-53.

 

*** it-1 p. 669 Earthquake ***

On the day of Jesus’ death, about three o’clock in the afternoon, an earthquake took place, splitting rock-masses open, causing the memorial tombs to be opened, and causing dead bodies to be thrown from their graves.

 

*** w90 9/1 p. 7 ‘Many Bodies of the Holy Ones Were Raised Up’ ***

When rendering Matthew 27:52, 53, many modern Bible translations give the impression that a resurrection took place. Not so the New World Translation, which points to the effects of an earthquake. Why?

First, whoever “the holy ones” were, Matthew did not say they were raised up. He said their bodies, or corpses, were. Second, he did not say these bodies came to life. He said they were raised up, and the Greek verb e·geiʹro, meaning to “raise up,” does not always refer to a resurrection. It can, among other things, also mean to “lift out” from a pit or to “get up” from the ground.

 

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