Resurrection for All, Part 3

Daniel 12:2 “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.”

Daniel is informed in these verses that all people are eternal and will be resurrected one way or another. The focus of this post is those who are wise. A later post will be dedicated to those who are destined to “everlasting contempt”. Scholars agree this verse, Daniel 12:2, is the definitive Old Testament verse that teaches a literal resurrection.

…sleep in the dust of the ground is an idiomatic expression for dead and buried in the Hebrew.

The Hebrew word for “everlasting” is `owlam. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: forever, always continuous existence, perpetual, everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity.

The Hebrew word for “life” is chayay. It means: to have life, to continue in life, remain alive, to revive, be quickened; to live (prosperously), from sickness, from discouragement, from faintness, and from death.

When you are resurrected, it is eternal. A life of riches, health, encouragement, and stability is promised if you choose Jesus’ payment for sin.

Daniel 12:13 “But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age.”

Daniel was given the timing for this resurrection event. It is the same answer that was given to Job in Job 19:25,…at the end of the age.

The concept of the resurrection is a fundamental doctrine and a basic teaching of the Bible. Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.

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