Daniel 12:3

Hebrew Bible

1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape. 2 Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake—some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. 3 But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever.

Matthew 13:43

New Testament

40 As the poisonous weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes sin as well as all lawbreakers. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears had better listen! 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.

 Notes and References

"... A few references to resurrection are unique to Matthew. Only in Matthew’s mission discourse are Jesus’ disciples granted the authority to “raise the dead” (Matthew 10:8). Though unparalleled, this comports with the messianic profile in the double tradition (Matthew 11:5 // Luke 7:22) and thus is fitting for the Messiah’s agents. In Jesus’ interpretation of his parable of the weeds the apocalyptic imagery of the harvesting of wheat and destruction of weeds “at the end of the age” is topped off by a possible allusion to Daniel 12:3: “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43). Later, Jesus’ face “shone like the sun” (Matthew 17:2) at his transfiguration, itself a prefiguration of his resurrected glory. At the judgment of the sheep and the goats, the accursed “will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Mt 25:46)—an echo of the dual fate for the resurrected in Daniel 12:2. These references are consonant with Matthew’s theological interest in apocalyptic themes ..."

Green, J. B. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship (pp. 780-781) InterVarsity Press, 2018

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