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And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep were raised, Bible

“many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep were raised.” For information on this event, see commentary on Matthew 27:53.

“fallen asleep.” The Greek verb is koimaō (#2837 κοιμάω), to fall asleep, to be asleep. Sleep is used as a euphemism and metaphor for death. See commentary on Acts 7:60.


Commentary for: Matthew 27:52