The Holy People Of Matt 27:52-53


I have a question concerning Matt 27:52,53. Will these resurrected saints die again? I don’t think they’re in heaven yet, but I’m not sure what took place.

They apparently had physical bodies and were recognizable to others per their “appearance unto many”, but what is their disposition until the final judgment?


The Bible only says that they came out of their tombs, and after the resurrection they went into the Holy City (Jerusalem) and were seen by many people. I believe they were a fulfillment of the wave offering portion of the Feast of First Fruits ceremony, the sample of the harvest. (Lev. 23:9-14)

Since Matthew called them “holy people” and since there’s no subsequent mention of them, they most likely went to Heaven with the Lord.