of the resurrection of the Dead.
Ezekiel 37:1-4, 7-10
The hand of
the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of
the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which
was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about:
and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and,
lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man,
can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say
unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord... ...So
I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there
was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together,
bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the
flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above:
but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy
unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind,
Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath,
and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied
as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they
lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.