Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 5-2018


School of Divinity


Religion: Biblical Studies


Third Day, Typology, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Hosea 6:2, Resurrection


Biblical Studies


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.