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1: ἀνάστασις
(Strong's #386 — Noun Feminine — anastasis — an-as'-tas-is )

denotes (I) "a raising up," or "rising" (ana, "up," and histemi, "to cause to stand"), Luke 2:34 , "the rising up;" the AV "again" obscures the meaning; the Child would be like a stone against which many in Israel would stumble while many others would find in its strength and firmness a means of their salvation and spiritual life; (II) of "resurrection" from the dead, (a) of Christ, Acts 1:22; 2:31; 4:33; Romans 1:4; 6:5; Philippians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:3; 3:21; by metonymy, of Christ as the Author of "resurrection," John 11:25; (b) of those who are Christ's at His Parousia (see COMING), Luke 14:14 , "the resurrection of the just;" Luke 20:33,35,36; John 5:29 (1st part), "the resurrection of life;" John 11:24; Acts 23:6; 24:15 (1st part); 1 Corinthians 15:21,42; 2 Timothy 2:18; Hebrews 11:35 (2nd part), see RAISE , Note (3); Revelation 20:5 , "the first resurrection;" hence the insertion of "is" stands for the completion of this "resurrection," of which Christ was "the firstfruits;" Revelation 20:6; (c) of "the rest of the dead," after the Millennium (cp. Revelation 20:5 ); John 5:29 (2nd part), "the resurrection of judgment;" Acts 24:15 (2nd part), "of the unjust;" (d) of those who were raised in more immediate connection with Christ's "resurrection," and thus had part already in the first "resurrection," Acts 26:23; Romans 1:4 (in each of which "dead" is plural; see Matthew 27:52 ); (e) of the "resurrection" spoken of in general terms, Matthew 22:23; Mark 12:18; Luke 20:27; Acts 4:2; 17:18; 23:8; 24:21; 1 Corinthians 15:12,13; Hebrews 6:2; (f) of those who were raised in OT times, to die again, Hebrews 11:35 (1st part), lit., "out of resurrection."

2: ἐξανάστασις
(Strong's #1815 — Noun Feminine — exanastasis — ex-an-as'-tas-is )

ek, "from" or "out of," and No. 1, Philippians 3:11 , followed by ek, lit., "the out-resurrection from among the dead." For the significance of this see ATTAIN , No. 1.

3: ἔγερσις
(Strong's #1454 — Noun Feminine — egersis — eg'-er-sis )

"a rousing" (akin to egeiro, "to arouse, to raise"), is used of the "resurrection" of Christ, in Matthew 27:53 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Resurrection'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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