As Jesus is the only person ever to rise from the dead through his own power, there were also many other people in the Bible who were miraculously brought back to life by God.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church give a brief explanation of these raisings from the dead and their relation to the resurrection of Jesus.

The Resurrection of Christ was not a return to earthly life, as it was the case with the raisings from the dead that he had performed before Easter. These actions were indeed a miraculous one, but the persons miraculously raised returned by the Power Of Jesus to ordinary earthly life.

But, at some particular moment they would die again. However, the Resurrection of Christ is essentially different. Because, in his risen body he passes from the state of death to another life beyond time and space.

At His Resurrection, His body is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit: He shares the divine life in his glorious state, so that St. Paul can say that Christ is “the man of heaven.” (CCC 646)

Nonetheless, these resurrections brings forth that final resurrection of all people at the end of time, which gives us hope that death will be no more and our tears will finally be wiped away.

Here is a comprehensive list of these miraculous resurrections, both from the Old Testament and the four Gospels.

Son of the Widow of Zarephath

According to (1kings 17:21-22), Then Elijah stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let the soul of this child come into him again.” And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

Shunammite Woman’s Son

As (2kings 4:32-33, 35) recorded it, When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. So he went in and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed to the Lord, the child sneezed seven times, and he opened his eyes.

The Man at Elisha’s Tomb

(2 kings 13:20-21) says that, So Elisha died, and they buried him. Now bands of Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year. And as a man was being buried, behold, a marauding band was seen and the man was cast into the grave of Elisha; and as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.

The Widow of Nain’s Son

According to ( Luke 7:13-15), And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” So, Jesus came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus handed the man to his mother.

The Daughter of Jairus

(Luke 8:52-55)says “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at Jesus, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat.

Lazarus

As Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. And Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:43-44)

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