Was Jesus the first to rise from the dead? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


Jesus was the first person to rise from the dead.

Acts 26:23 View context

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 15:20 View context

But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Others rose from the dead before him.

1 Samuel 28:11 View context

Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

1 Kings 17:22 View context

And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

2 Kings 4:32-35 View context

And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, [and] laid upon his bed.

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

2 Kings 13:21 View context

And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band [of men]; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

Matthew 9:23-25 View context

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

Matthew 27:52-53 View context

And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Luke 7:12-15 View context

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare [him] stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

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

Luke 9:30 View context

And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

John 11:43 View context

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.