Thanks..I just answered this to blasater..I know these verses you quoted, but again these resurrected souls did die
(Physically) again...No one was involved with the resurrection of Christ....He was seen in a Physical form after the resurrection,
Jesus hismelf said he would raise himself to Glory..
So this is different then Elijah and Elisha raising a child from the dead..
Enoch was raised alive to heaven, so we can see that resurrection does take on different meanings...
Oh one thing I did want to ask you blasater, if you were to believe Jesus was raised from the dead, you are not saying the Apostles had anything to do with it are you? I just wanted to clarify what you meant in that context....
This is another case of shooting an arrow into a tree and then drawing a bullseye around it.
Did you know the word messiah isnt even in the Jewish scriptures? Not even once! The word mashiach, G-ds annointed or annointed one appears 39 times in Tanach. Not once is it translated as messiah. Why? Because an annointed one can be a priest, king or even a non-Jew like Cyrus of persia. And these people mearly perform the work of G-d, for G-d. And guess what! Not all messiahs (annointed ones) are righteous! King Saul was an annointed one, he was not righteous.
Christians like to point to Dan9 as a proof text for Jesus, claiming he was cut-off. But being cut-off is ALWAYS a bad thing. Righteous people are NEVER cut-off. Do a word search! Daniel 9 is about 2 annointed ones, one righteous and one unrighteous who gets cut-off!