I cannot find another account of this resurrection in the New Testament. Is there any theology surrounding this event? I would think that this would be a pretty profound event but there isn't much detail here.
Is there any other historical accounts of this resurrection? Maybe in Jewish literature?
Asher, that's the only such account, and many scholars don't consider these to be instances of bodily resurrection, but of encounters with those who, released from Sheol, now belong to Christ. The "appearances" may have been more along the lines of how various saints and mystics continue to manifest themselves to others after death.
I am wondering if it was along the lines of Paul's encounter with Christ.
Paul's encounter seems to be more mystical than actual. Since others that were with him did not see Christ.
Right, w.c. (ha - I had read through the posts received via email and confused the authors).
Paul met the glorified Christ, whose manifestation was apparently different from the early post-resurrection appearances.
You might think of the passage you mentioned in your opening post to be aking to experiences people have of encountering their loved ones briefly when they die.
There's some recent research on After Death Communications from loved ones, and I suspect that's what was happening.
I didn't see the depth of what you had said until just now.
It would make sense. Them appearing after his resurrection if he had released them from Sheol. It would fall in harmony with the theology.
I also often wonder why Matthew made reference to this and how he knew.
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