School of Divinity
Religion: Biblical Studies
Third Day, Typology, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Hosea 6:2, Resurrection
Sherrill, Jacob, "According to the Scriptures: The Significance of Paul's Statement in 1 Corinthians 15:4" (2018). Senior Honors Theses. 748.
This study examines the various ways in which scholars have attempted to answer the question regarding which Scriptures Paul had in mind when he wrote that Christ was “raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Cor 15:4). Scholars have approached the issue from varying angles and have made insightful observations. This study surveys these approaches and synthesizes the findings. It is clear, from this study, that God, in His sovereignty, has incorporated a third day motif, as well as typological passages like Hosea 6:1-3, and even used Jewish cultural concepts to illustrate, from various Scriptures, that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and fulfillment of the Old Testament promises.