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What happened to Matthew's zombies?
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What happened to Matthew's zombies?
In Matthew's account of the crucifixion he tells us that just as the moment of Jesus' death
Quote:At that moment the temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook. The rocks split. Tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs. After Jesus was raised to life, they went into the holy city. There they appeared to many people. (27:51-53)
In all my reading during years, decades, as a Christian I have never seen anyone try to deal with this question, and to be truthful I never thought of searching for an answer.

So, what did happen according to believers?

Did these "zombies" die again?

If so, how long did they live before returning to the tomb?

Or did they get taken up bodily into heaven like Elijah and Jesus in the bible's three-decker universe?

Or what?
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#2
RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
My guess is everyone got infected. Now we are all zombies Big Grin
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
I've heard there was an eclipse, and dead people rising, and all that. Yet the bible is the only place this was recorded. Not by the romans or anything, despite Jesus and formerly dead people being seen by many. 500 people saw Jesus after he came back to life, but it took a decade or more before anyone started writing about it?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
The passage always confused me too. Hell, it still confuses me. So Jesus isn't the only one who can be resurrected? Why were they? What was so special about them? Why is this only said in Matthew? (or am I remembering my bible incorrectly?)

I never seen any believers tackle it either, in fact in most retelling of Jesus' story it's never mentioned. I'm guessing the reason is because it makes about as much sense to them as it does to us. I'd be curious to see if there is an explanation among theists about it, though.
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
(March 31, 2014 at 9:28 am)xpastor Wrote: In Matthew's account of the crucifixion he tells us that just as the moment of Jesus' death
Quote:At that moment the temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook. The rocks split. Tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs. After Jesus was raised to life, they went into the holy city. There they appeared to many people. (27:51-53)
In all my reading during years, decades, as a Christian I have never seen anyone try to deal with this question, and to be truthful I never thought of searching for an answer.

So, what did happen according to believers?

Did these "zombies" die again?

If so, how long did they live before returning to the tomb?

Or did they get taken up bodily into heaven like Elijah and Jesus in the bible's three-decker universe?

Or what?

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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
It is documented in amc history but the season finale was last night. .. so we will not know anything further till the new season of the WALKING DEAD airs again.. sad.. just sad.
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
Yet another prophecy the Bible got right.... they are adding up, people! The zombie apocalypse is happening right now outside Atlanta!
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
The only mention of it i can recall on the spot is during a debate where William Lane Craig said he wasn't sure if that was supposed to be a historical account or apocalyptic imagery...
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
(March 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm)MindForgedManacle Wrote: The only mention of it i can recall on the spot is during a debate where William Lane Craig said he wasn't sure if that was supposed to be a historical account or apocalyptic imagery...
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It would be cool if there was a way to measure what percent of the Bible was considered literal versus allegorical over the ages. Was it ever 100%? Maybe it started at 75% or so and increased to 99.4% and these days it is somewhere around 42.9% real and 57.1% allegory.
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RE: What happened to Matthew's zombies?
Quote:If so, how long did they live before returning to the tomb?


Until sunrise?
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