If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare and service I will wait, till my change and release shall come.
For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender shoots of it will not cease. [But there is no such hope for man.]
And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, You know!
1 Samuel 2:6
The Lord slays and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
So they carefully and faithfully kept the matter to themselves, questioning and disputing with one another about what rising from among the dead meant.
The same day some Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection [of the dead], came to Him and they asked Him a question,
And [some] Sadducees came to Him, [of that party] who say there is no resurrection, and they asked Him a question, saying,
Also there came to Him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection.
For the Sadducees hold that there is no resurrection, nor angel nor spirit, but the Pharisees declare openly and speak out freely, acknowledging [their belief in] them both.
Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?
Now when they had heard [that there had been] a resurrection from the dead, some scoffed; but others said, We will hear you again about this matter.
1 Corinthians 15:12
But now if Christ (the Messiah) is preached as raised from the dead, how is it that some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:15
We are even discovered to be misrepresenting God, for we testified of Him that He raised Christ, Whom He did not raise in case it is true that the dead are not raised.
1 Corinthians 15:29
Otherwise, what do people mean by being [themselves] baptized in behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?
1 Corinthians 15:32
What do I gain if, merely from the human point of view, I fought with [wild] beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised [at all], let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will be dead.