A Study Example: Resurrection of the Dead

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 6:2
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Define terms:

Question: What does the word 'Resurrection of the Dead' mean?

Study Step #1

  • Find the Concordance Tab
  • Click the orange 'toggle' icon to unhide the Strong's numbers
  • Copy & Paste this verse into My Notes

    Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine G1322 of baptisms G909, and G5037 of laying on G1936 of hands G5495, and G5037 of resurrection G386 of the dead G3498, and G2532 of eternal G166 judgment G2917.

Question: Can we better define 'resurrection of the dead by its word family relationships?

Study Step #2

  • Go to the Greek Roots tab

Collect Scriptures

We now have defined the word 'resurrection' by Scriptural word relationships. Our second step is to see how the Lord uses this word in the Scriptures.

Question: Where are all the places the word 'resurrection', G386, is found in the Scriptures?

Study Step #3

  • Go to the Concordance Tab
  • Select G386 (Greek 386)

    Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

    Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

    John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

    Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

    Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

    1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

    Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

    Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Question: What does 'resurrection' of the dead mean from these Scriptures?

Study Step #4

  • Ask questions from God's commentary concerning 'resurrection' of the dead.
  • As you read the above Scriptures, make a list of questions that each passage answers. Copy and paste each passage that answers these questions.

    Sample questions:

    1. How many resurrections from the dead are there?
    2. Who qualifies for these resurrections?
    3. What kind of bodies will we have in the resurrection?
    4. Who is first to rise from the dead?

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Question: What do the surrounding Scriptures (context) tell me about the word 'resurrection' of the dead.

Study Step #4

  • Go to the Interlinear Tab
  • make a note of key words that are connected to resurrection of the dead in this verse.

    Acts 2:31 He seeing this before G4275 (G5631) spake G2980 (G5656) of G4012 the resurrection G386 of Christ G5547, that G3754 his G846 soul G5590 was G2641 -0- not G3756 left G2641 (G5681) in G1519 hell G86, neither G3761 his G846 flesh G4561 did see G1492 ( 5627) corruption G1312.

    Key Words:

    1. soul G5590
    2. corruption G1312

Question: What do the Old Testament Scriptures teach us about the resurrection?

Note:For the Old Testament Scriptural study, follow the same steps above. If possible find a direct quote that is used in the New Testament. You then will know that there is a direct match between the Old and New Testament words.

There are no direct matches

Isaiah 26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise [H6965]: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Scriptures that allude to the resurrection

Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong [H748] his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: