Monday, August 01, 2011

Jesus Died and Rose From the Dead on the Third Day According to the Scriptures

On Sunday, August 7, I will preach out of 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. In prepping for this I'm:
In regard to verses 3-4 I will especially be studying Michael L.Brown's Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Messianic Prophecy Objections: 3. These verses read:

 3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...

Brown, a brilliant Old testament scholar, looks closely at the "according to the Scriptures" part, found in Isaiah 53 and Hosea 6:2.

Here are the "eyewitness" verses. I'll be re-studying Richard Bauckham's excellent Jesus and the Eyewitnesses:The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.

...and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

Note: in using the word the NIV translates as "abnormally born" Paul distinguishes himself from all the others, calling himself, more literally, the “abortion” or “miscarriage.” I'll explain on Sunday!