I was recently reading the account of Messiah's Passion in the Gospel of Matthew and read over this passage that I did not recall,
Matthew 27:52-53 NASB The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
The passage stuck out to me for a few reasons:
- It is not synchronous with the immediate context of the narrative of Christ's passion and resurrection, since it appears at the point of the narrative before Jesus encounters Pilate.
- This resurrection event is not recalled in the other Gospels.
- The pre-millennial resurrection of Revelation 20 is called the "first resurrection".
I am curious to know how this relates to other resurrection events in the New Testament, especially events in which more than one person rises from the grave.
What is an overview of resurrection events in the New Testament?