How many people in the Bible
were brought back to life?

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QUESTION:   How many resurrections from the dead (other than Jesus) are listed in the Scriptures? Who performed these awesome miracles?

ANSWER:  The Bible lists TEN separate occasions when God brought people back to life.

 Elijah raises the son of a widowed woman.

20 Then he prayed, 'O God, my God, why have you brought this terrible thing on this widow who has opened her home to me? Why have you killed her son?' 22 God listened to Elijah’s prayer and put breath back into his body — he was alive! (1Kings 17)

Elisha raises the son of a Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:16-20, 32-36).

God uses the bones of Elisha to raise a man back to life (2 Kings 13:20-21).

Jesus resurrects the only son of a woman from Nain (Luke 7:11-15)

Jesus raises from the dead the daughter of Jarius, who is a ruler in the synagogue.

49 While He was still speaking, some one came to the Warden of the Synagogue from his house and said, “Your daughter is dead; trouble the Rabbi no further.” 50 Jesus heard the words and said to him, “Have no fear. Only believe, and she shall be restored to life.”

51 So He came to the house, but allowed no one to go in with Him but Peter and John and James and the girl’s father and mother. 54 He, however, took her by the hand and called aloud, “Child, awake!” 55 And her spirit returned, and instantly she stood up; and He directed them to give her some food. (Luke 8)

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Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11).

God resurrects saints back to a physical life immediately AFTER Jesus was resurrected from the dead

52. And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had died arose. 53. And after His resurrection, they came out of the tombs and entered into the holy city, and appeared to many. (Matthew 27:52 - 53)

 In Joppa Peter resurrects a generous woman named Tabitha  (Acts 9:36-41).

Paul raises from the dead a young man named Eutychus who fell from a window (Acts 20:7-12).

The last known person in the Bible raised from the dead was the apostle Paul himself after being stoned by an unruly mob. During Paul's very first missionary journey, Jews from Pisidian Antioch and Iconium arrived in Lystra and succeeded in turning the people against Paul and Barnabas. Paul is soon STONED and has his dead body dragged out of the city. Some believers find Paul's body and as they stand around it Paul comes back to life!

20. But while the disciples were standing around him, he arose; and he went into the city with them. (Acts 14)

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