Fri. Nov 22nd, 2019

ZOMBIES IN THE BIBLE

As we grow closer to Easter Sunday, I figured I’d explore the various passages found within the Bible as they pertain to Zombies.

There has been a long standing argument that Jesus could have been a zombie.  He died on the cross, was placed into a cave, came back to life.  Yeah, that could be a very basic interpretation of what a zombie is, but..

That is not what we are going to discuss today..

Instead, I want to explore some of the other texts within the Bible itself.

Let’s start off with:

Zechariah 14:12

12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought 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. 13 On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.

That sounds like a zombie plague to me!

This next chapter I find especially interesting as it not only warns of what will happen, but it also tells how to survive the zombie outbreak:

Isaiah 26:19

19 But your dead will live;
their bodies will rise.
You who dwell in the dust,
wake up and shout for joy.
Your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.

20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.

Jeremiah 19:9

And I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters,

and everyone shall eat the flesh of his neighbor in the siege and in the distress,
with which their enemies and those who seek their life afflict them.

Ezekiel 37:7-10

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Those four passages above are from the Old Testament, and I am of the opinion that they certainly had their share of zombie outbreaks!  But what about in the New Testament?

Let’s take a look…

Matthew 27:51

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

1 Corinthians 15:51

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

There are more passages within these texts that go on to describe more events and situation in which zombies partake.  True enough the term ‘zombie’ is not in the Bible but in looking over what was written down all those years ago, I’d say we have a pretty clear picture that zombies DID exist back then and that they were a threat.

I just wonder what they did the eliminate that threat…

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