Bible Characters Who Expected a Physical Resurrection

This post is a list in progress that I initiated after coming across this intriguing passage from Job, where he states explicitly that he expects his own physical body to see God, even after Job’s death.  The items on this list will generally support my view that the “whole house of Israel” (that is, all the faithful dead) were resurrected just after Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 27:50-54.

Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
My heart faints within me!

Job seems to have alluded to this same hope earlier in the same book:

Job 14:Oh that you would hide me in Sheol,
that you would conceal me until your wrath be past,
that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14 If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my service I would wait,
till my renewal should come.

Joseph may well have expected to be resurrected at the time of Jesus, for he demanded that his bones be taken back to the Holy Land.  No, this evidence is not conclusive, but merely consistent with what I’m investigating.  And as this post is a list of evidences, here it is.  See these four passages.

Jude alludes to a story we are not told about otherwise, regarding the body of Moses.  One wonders why custody of his body would even be of interest to the rebellious lesser elohim, but I note that if they had some idea that a future resurrection was going to happen, then such intervention might have been an attempt to disqualify Moses from that resurrection.  Here’s the passage:

Jude 9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”

That’s all I have for now.  I will post more as I find them—-*if* I find them.


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