Q. I read with interest your answer that the two witnesses in Rev. will be Moses and Elijah. I must say Moses cannot be correct. Moses would appear with a glorified body and would not be subject to death. The only two who fit, apart from anyone new on the scene, would be Elijah and Enoch (Enoch being representative of the church).
A. Is it your opinion that once a person has died God can only bring him back in a glorified body? Based on that logic Elijah would also be disqualified. In Matt. 17:12-13 Jesus said Elijah has already come and the disciples understood that he was talking about John the Baptist. Jesus didn’t appear in a glorified body after His resurrection. To those who saw Him, He looked like an ordinary person.
There are 8 accounts in the Bible of people who were brought back from the dead and subsequently died again. They are the widow of Zarapeth’s son, raised by Elijah in 1 Kings 17, Jairus’s daughter in Matthew 9, the widow of Nain’s son in Luke 7, Lazarus in John 11, all by Jesus, Tabitha in Acts 9 by Peter, and Eutychus by Paul in Acts 20. In addition, although the Bible doesn’t specifically confirm this, I believe both Jonah and and Paul were brought back from the dead. They also died again.
Finally, why would Enoch represent the Church when the 2 witnesses are there to convert Israel after the Church Age has ended?
The miracles performed by the two witnesses in Rev. 11:6 are unique to Moses and Elijah. I believe Jewish people who are familiar with the Old Testament will make that connection. Moses and Elijah are highly revered in Israel and personify the Law and the Prophets, a name by which the Old Testament is known. I’ll stick with my opinion that the two witnesses will be Moses and Elijah.