Zombies of the Bible

Fri Oct 25 17:46:54 UTC 2013

Perhaps a better example of biblical zombies is in this passage from Matthew 27:50 - 53, describing the day of Jesus's crucifixion:

[50] Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
[51] And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
[52] And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
[53] And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

John Baker

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Arnold Zwicky
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2013 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: Zombies of the Bible

On Oct 25, 2013, at 8:42 AM, Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Every Friday Morning (including this one) I go to a prayer service at
> my daughter's school to which parents are invited.  It includes the
> Amidah prayer (said thrice daily), the second section of which
> contains the lines:
> בָּרוּך אַתָּה יְיָ, מְחַיֵּה הַמֵּתִים
> "Blessed Are You God (Who) Reanimates The Dead"
> As with anything else religious there is considerable
> dispute/discussion about this but the Biblical source most often cited
> is Isaiah 26:19 "Thy dead men shall live; together with my dead body
> shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew
> is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead."

"the trumpets shall sound, and the dead shall be raised up incorruptible"


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