Nov
2012

The Greek word anastasis

Found in about half the books of the New Testament, the Greek noun “anastasis” is often translated “resurrection” in versions like the ASV and KJV.  In a few places like Jn. 11:24Jn. 11:24
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

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, this word is rendered something like “rise again.”

Like today, people in the past denied that a resurrection is possible (Mt. 22:23Mt. 22:23
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

23 On that day there came to him Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him,

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).  Some have questions about what the resurrection will be like (Mt. 22:28Mt. 22:28
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28 In the resurrection therefore whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

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).  The righteous will be raised to inherit eternal life (Jn. 5:29Jn. 5:29
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

29 and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

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); the unsaved will also be raised, but they will suffer eternal punishment.

Are you ready for your future resurrection?