How Many Were Raised From The Dead?

Q. How many people were raised from death as it is written in the Bible? What are the names of those people that were raised from death in the Bible? Who raised them from death? Please tell me the corresponding Bible portions for these answers, thank you.

A. No one knows the exact number, but in my opinion the Bible tells of nine people being raised from the dead.  Seven are specific instances and 2 others are implied. The seven are the widow of Zarapeth’s son, raised by Elijah in 1 Kings 17:17-24, the Shunammite woman’s son, raised by Elisha in 2 Kings 4:32-37,  Jairus’s daughter in Matthew 9:18-26, the widow of Nain’s son in Luke 7:11-17, Lazarus in John 11:38-44, all by Jesus, Tabitha in Acts 9:36-40 by Peter, and Eutychus by Paul in Acts 20:7-12. In addition, although the Bible doesn’t specifically confirm this, I believe both Jonah, (Jonah 2:6) and and Paul (Acts 14:19-20) were brought back from death by God.

 

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