There is No Prophecy of the Messiah Rising from the Dead

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The canonical gospels allude to Jesus’(a.s.) anastasis, his resurrection on the third day.  However, there is only one verse that specifically states that this was prophesied.

Luke 24:46
46 “So it was written,” he told them, “and so it was fitting that Christ should suffer, and should rise again from the dead on the third day”;

46 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι οὕτως γέγραπται παθεῖν τὸν Χριστὸν καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ,

46 et dixit eis: Quoniam sic scriptum est, et sic oportebat Christum pati, et resurgere a mortuis tertia die:

There is no prophecy in the Tanakh that the Messiah would be resurrected on the third day.  The closest we have are these verses:

Hosea 6:1-3
1 Ay, in their distress they will be waiting full early at my door; “Back to the Lord!” will be their cry; 2 salve he only can bring, that wounded us; hand that smote us shall heal.  3 Dead men today and tomorrow, on the third day he will raise us up again, to live in his presence anew.  Acknowledge we, cease we never to acknowledge the Lord, he will reveal himself, sure as the dawn, come back to us, sure as the rains of winter and spring come back to the earth.

1 πορευθῶμεν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωμεν πρὸς κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν ὅτι αὐτὸς ἥρπακεν καὶ ἰάσεται ἡμᾶς πατάξει καὶ μοτώσει ἡμᾶς 2 ὑγιάσει ἡμᾶς μετὰ δύο ἡμέρας ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ ἀναστησόμεθα καὶ ζησόμεθα ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ 3 καὶ γνωσόμεθα διώξομεν τοῦ γνῶναι τὸν κύριον ὡς ὄρθρον ἕτοιμον εὑρήσομεν αὐτόν καὶ ἥξει ὡς ὑετὸς ἡμῖν πρόιμος καὶ ὄψιμος τῇ γῇ

1 In tribulatione sua mane consurgent ad me: Venite, et revertamur ad Dominum, 2 quia ipse cepit, et sanabit nos; percutiet, et curabit nos.  3 Vivificabit nos post duos dies; in die tertia suscitabit nos, et vivemus in conspectu ejus.  Sciemus, sequemurque ut cognoscamus Dominum: quasi diluculum præparatus est egressus ejus, et veniet quasi imber nobis temporaneus et serotinus terræ.

Those verse have nothing to do with the Jesus’(a.s.) anastasis.


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