On the radio program Two Guys and a Bible
, with about 35 min. to go, William Bell said something quite interesting and more profound than he realized.
Earlier, William had said that Paul got his doctrine from the law and the prophets. Mike had asked, what text of the law Paul had used to teach the resurrection. William said nothing specific but mentioned Adam who is prominent in 1 Cor. 15. (The resurrection, the standing again, restores what Adam lost.)
Then William started discussing Paul's trial before Herod, in Acts 26.
And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our fathers that I am on trial today. 7This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they
earnestly serve God day and night. O king, it is because of this hope
that the Jews are accusing me.
What was this hope? It was the resurrection, the standing again. As Paul said two chapters earlier,
15and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. ... 21unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: 'It is concerning the
resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.
Paul continued with Herod,
22But I have had God's help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and
great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said
would happen— 23that the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.
What light would Jesus proclaim? The hope of Israel. The resurrection. The standing again. (No one had been able to stand before God since Adam's sin.)
Where is this resurrection passage from the prophets and Moses that explained this light? William said Paul was referencing Isaiah 60:1
1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
What William didn't notice is, Isaiah 60 references Genesis 1. The first standing before God was in Gen. 1:3.