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Who Will Resurrect? Daniel 12:2-3

By Rabbi Moshe Perets


In Daniel Chapter 12:2
וְרַבִּ֕ים מִיְּשֵׁנֵ֥י אַדְמַת־עָפָ֖ר יָקִ֑יצוּ אֵלֶּה לְחַיֵּ֣י עוֹלָ֔ם וְאֵ֥לֶּה לַֽחֲרָפ֖וֹת לְדִרְא֥וֹן עוֹלָֽם:
"And many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awaken-these for eternal life, and those for disgrace, for eternal abhorrence."

Chapter 12:3
וְהַ֨מַּשְׂכִּילִ֔ים יַזְהִ֖רוּ כְּזֹ֣הַר הָֽרָקִ֑יעַ וּמַצְדִּיקֵי֙ הָֽרַבִּ֔ים כַּכּֽוֹכָבִ֖ים לְעוֹלָ֥ם וָעֶֽד:
"And the wise will shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who bring the multitudes to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."


Quick Recap


The Rabbi's discussion centered around the concept of resurrection and the seven universal commandments. He explained that based on Daniel 12, verses 2 and 3, those who choose to follow eternal life will be resurrected. He also emphasized that the dead will be recreated from the posterior part of our bones. Furthermore, the Rabbi explained that all Jews and those who accept the seven universal commandments will be resurrected. He also discussed the importance of observing these commandments to attain a place in the world to come.


Summary


Resurrection and Daniel 12 Discussion


The Rabbi discussed the concept of resurrection based on Daniel 12, verses 2 and 3. He explained that those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awaken for eternal life or eternal abhorrence. He emphasized that it is now the time to make the right choice to enter eternal life. The Rabbi also discussed the physical aspect of resurrection, explaining that the dead will come to life from the posterior part of our bones, which contains sufficient bone marrow to recreate the body. He further clarified that all Jews and those from amongst the nations who choose to accept the seven universal commandments will be resurrected.



7 Commandments for Gentiles: Creating Harmony


The Rabbi discussed the concept of the 7 commandments as a basic set of rules for all Gentiles to follow. He emphasized that these commandments must be observed consciously and explained by a Jew. He further differentiated between a Ger ToShav, a foreign resident who observes these commandments, and a resident alien who does not. The Rabbi suggested that this understanding could help create a more harmonious world.


 

Rabbi Moshe Perets is the President of the Noahide Academy of Israel, Founder and Executive Director of NoahideAcademy.org, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva and his medical studies at the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.



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