The dead man speaks (Lk 7:15-7:15)

“The dead man

Sat up.

He began to speak.

Jesus gave him

To his mother.”

 

καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ.

 

Luke uniquely said that this young dead man sat up (καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς) and began to speak (καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν).  Then Jesus gave him to his mother (καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ).  The actual raising from the dead meant that this formerly dead youth sat up and began to speak.  Jesus then gave him to his mother in a very simple gesture.  The miracle of raising a dead man had happened without any kind of physical gestures.  Do you expect to rise after your death?

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