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Is there something in the Bible about Zombies?
I remember a scripture about the dead rising. Does this have to do with anything related to Zombies?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Chirstians like to ignore parts of the bible they don't like, but zombies are prevalent. My favorite zombie story is from the book of Matthew, the New Testament, which Christians have to believe even if they are the type of Christian that prefers to ignore the OT.
Matthew 27: 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
The stories regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus have so many contradictions that many believers have become doubters simply by comparing the stories. Only Matthew 27 has the story of zombies roaming the streets of Jerusalem. There are several details omitted. Did the zombies look like rotten corpses, or were they provided with fresh bodies? Where did they go after rising from their tombs and appearing to many people? Did they die a second time, or did they walk back into their graves? Who were these zombies?
I've never found a Christian that would speculate but Jamaicans would agree that a spell of some sort was responsible.
- 6 years ago
There are no zombies in the Bible Jesus can do anything he arose many people from the dead. He didn't raise people from the dead that became zombies and wanted to eat people.
- GalactusLv 710 years ago
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
“Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouth. On that day a large-scale panic from the LORD will spread among them. One person will grab the hand of another, and one will attack the other.”
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- 7 years ago
A zombie is a modern-day, fictionalized plot device used in various books, films, and television shows. Zombies are imagined creatures that can be described as fully dead corpses which have been "reanimated"; that is, they act as though they are alive while continuing the natural process of decay. George A. Romero's seminal 1968 film Night of the Living Dead uses zombies to frame a satirical picture of American society, culture, and politics. Romero's zombies are mindless, flesh-eating monsters that stumble about, intent on fulfilling a craving for human brains. Zombies have been a staple of the horror genre since 1968, and a zombie craze is prevalent in American culture today.
However, the walking dead is not merely a 20th-century idea. Practitioners of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa have long believed that sorcerers are responsible for reanimating and controlling corpses. Additionally, mythologies and legends abound with references to the deceased returning to “life” while still dead. It was Bram Stoker, in Dracula, who is credited for coining the term undead. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein addresses the same concept. But these are all fictional tales. Which brings us to the question: Does the Bible, which is God's absolute truth, prove the existence or the coming of zombies in reality?
The short answer is, no. The Bible has no reference to corpses being reanimated and existing in a continuing state of decomposition. Zechariah 14:12 is often referenced as foretelling an impending zombie apocalypse: "And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths." The word plague, translated from the Hebrew word maggephah, literally means "pestilence"—a sickness. Given today's war tactics, it is entirely plausible that this verse describes biological warfare, or it could be a special plague designed by God just for this circumstance. Whatever the case, a judgment that rots the living flesh from the bones and the fluid from the eyeballs is horrifying, but it does not indicate a zombie apocalypse.
Resurrection, however, is something different altogether. To be resurrected is to come fully back to life after being dead; a resurrection results in a living, functional body. Bible history tells of many people who were brought back to a normal physical life after dying from old age, sickness, or wounds. These are cases of resurrection, not reanimation. After being resurrected, these people lived on to complete their natural lives. They did not wander around attacking people in pursuit of cranial matter. God allowed these individuals to be raised from the dead in order to show His power and to glorify His Son, Jesus. Some of the resurrections recorded in Scripture are found in 1 Kings 17:12-24; Matthew 9:18-26; and John 11:38-44.
Everyone who was raised from the dead in the Bible eventually died a natural death at the end of his life—with the exception of Jesus.
Jesus was crucified on a cross and confirmed dead by a soldier who pierced His side with a spear. Joseph and Nicodemus, Jesus' close friends, took the body and placed it in a nearby tomb (John 19:34-42). Three days later, Jesus' body was found to be missing, His burial cloths neatly folded. Though most people thought the body might have been stolen, they quickly learned the truth: Jesus was alive—resurrected—after defeating death all on His own. Jesus appeared in person to many witnesses, even allowing them to touch the scars where His physical body had been pierced (John 20:26-29).
The accounts of Jesus' resurrection in the Bible are there for the purpose of helping us understand and believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing we may have life in His name. Jesus did not return as a decomposing corpse; He was and is fully alive and will be forevermore. This is not fiction. This is not Night of the Living Dead. This is truth from God's Word.
Romans 6:9 says, "We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him."
- CoreyLv 710 years ago
One of the passages you might be remembering is Matthew 27:52-54, which happens right after Jesus dies.
"The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Sone of God!”
While it doesn't say they are brain-seeking zombies, they are some kind of restless undead, like liches, revenants, or wights.
- 10 years ago
And the LORD will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will fight their neighbors hand to hand.
These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet–a vast army.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Yes. When Jesus rises from the grave, he's walking around for a few days before he's finally sent.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Yeah, there was a guy who arose from the dead after being jerkied in the sun for a few days. Man, that must have been whiffy.
- lynnLv 44 years ago
when you are watching a tv or movie it is very easy to get distracted and multi task, where reading a written reserve, it usually has your full attention!