16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
That is, I have heard of those who are alive suddenly being Raptured but no mention of the dead going first. That is, in this verse it appears to consist of two separate events: first those who are dead, and then the living.
For that matter, the Rapture is often depicted as a silent affair but here there is a "loud command" and a "trumpet call".
Has any prominent premillennialist discussed this issue?
(On Wikipedia's Rapture page this verse is mentioned but the explanation of the "dead rising first" is not discussed.)