Nov
2012

The Greek word anastasis

Found in about half the books of the New Testament, the Greek noun “anastasis” is often translated “resurrection” in versions like the ASV and KJV.  In a few places like Jn. 11:24, this word is rendered something like “rise again.”

Like today, people in the past denied that a resurrection is possible (Mt. 22:23).  Some have questions about what the resurrection will be like (Mt. 22:28).  The righteous will be raised to inherit eternal life (Jn. 5:29); the unsaved will also be raised, but they will suffer eternal punishment.

Are you ready for your future resurrection?