LXX Hosea 6:2


1 In their distress they will approach me early, saying, “Let us go and return to the Lord our God, because it is he who has torn, and he will heal us; he will strike down, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days he will make us healthy; on the third day we will rise up and live before him 3 and have knowledge. We will press on to know the Lord; we will find him ready as dawn, and he will come to us like the early and the latter rain to the earth.” 4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Ioudas? Your mercy is like a morning cloud and like morning dew when it goes away.

1 Corinthains 15:4

New Testament

1 Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received—that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

 Notes and References

"... In its original context, there is little reason to doubt that Hos 6:2 is a reference to the restoration and healing of Israel, and not the resurrection of the dead. In later interpretation, however, probably beginning with the LXX and culminating in the targumic translation, the text was taken to describe the resurrection. W. Edward Glenny notes that for “early readers of the LXX, who were reading Hosea 6:2 in its context, the verse would be understood first of all to refer to the Lord’s restoration of his people, Israel, to himself and the nation’s resurrection back to life after a period, hopefully short (‘the third day’), of his chastisement of them.” He also admits, however, that the combination of “the third day,” “we will rise up” and “we will live” “suggest the resurrection of the dead in Hosea 6:2.” This implies that early readers of the LXX could have interpreted 6:2 to refer to resurrection, and this is reflected in later Jewish interpretation of the passage ..."

Cook, John G. Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures: Hosea 6:2 in Jewish Tradition (pp. 188-211) Brill, 2019

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