Sep
2012

The Greek word anakathizo

Found just twice in the New Testament (Lk. 7:15Lk. 7:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

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; Acts 9:40Acts 9:40
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

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), the Greek verb “anakathizo” meant “sit up.”  In both places where Luke used this verb he described someone who was raised from the dead.