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immortality

Meaning: perpetuity of existence

The doctrine of immortality is taught in the Old Testament. It is plainly implied in the writings of Moses (Genesis 5:22, 24; 25:8; 37:35; 47:9; 49:29, compare Heb. 11:13-16; Exodus 3:6, compare Matthew 22:23). It is more clearly and fully taught in the later books (Isaiah 14:9; Psalms 17:15; 49:15; 73:24).

It was, thus, a doctrine obviously well known to the Jews.

With the full revelation of the gospel, this doctrine was “brought to light” (2 Tim. 1:10; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

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