|| Mark 12:24-27; Luke 20:34-40
MT22:29 Now Jesus answered them: “Not knowing the Scriptures or the dynamism of The God, you are mistaken. MT22:30 For in the resurrection men do not marry nor are women given in marriage but they are like the angels in heaven. MT22:31But concerning the subject of the resurrection of the dead did you never read what The God said to you: MT22:32 ‘I am The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob’? [Exodus 3:16] He is not The God of the dead but of those alive.” MT22:33 Upon hearing this the crowds were astounded at his teaching.
 Not knowing the Scriptures: A powerful thing to say to Jewish scholars. It is proof what the others had said earlier in verse 16.
 Dynamism: The Greek is DYNAMIN as is generally translated “power.”
 Men do not marry: “Men” are inferred by the phrase and context.
 Women given in marriage: “Women” are inferred by the phrase and context.
 I am The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob: The quote is from Exodus 3:6 (Compare Exodus 6:3). There are far better verses Jesus could quote to prove the resurrection in the Scriptures. However, the Sadducees only accepted the first five books of Moses. So this is an adept rabbinical move on the part of the Nazarene to find the resurrection in such a vague phrase.
 But of those alive: Or, Luke 20:38 adds, “… for they are all living to him.” The dead are unconscious in sleep and reside within the memory of God (Job 14:12-14). From this standpoint dead Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob sleep within the Mind of God.
- Matthew 22 Verse by Verse
- Restoration, Resurrection, and Reconciliation
- Resurrection of the Dead, Part I
- Resurrection of the Dead, Part II
- Resurrection of the Dead, Part III
- The Investigative Judgment
- Katelyn’s Question #5
- Where is king David? [935d]
- Resurrection and Afterlife in the Old Testament
- The Hope of the Resurrection