Where in Torah is first alluded regarding tehiat hametim? Are there sources dealing with that?

  • Do you mean a Jewish historical POV or a secular historical POV? If the latter you should ask at History.SE. – Double AA Mar 4 '15 at 1:14
  • @DoubleAA, I mean a Jewish historical POV. – Renato Grun Mar 4 '15 at 1:19
  • Chazzal said we must believe techias hameisim was actually hinted to in the Torah. – user6591 Mar 4 '15 at 1:46
  • I thought we have this question already, but I can't seem to find it. – msh210 Mar 4 '15 at 7:41
  • @msh210 maybe this is the question you were looking for, it is at a minimum related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/76829/… – mbloch Jun 12 '18 at 7:46

The Mishna implies rather strongly that this was the going assumption all along:

ואלו שאין להם חלק לעולם הבא האומר אין תחיית המתים מן התורה - And these are the ones who have no share in the world to come: he who says "the resuscitation of the dead is not from the Torah";...

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    And see Rashi ibid: האומר אין תחיית המתים מן התורה - שכופר במדרשים דדרשינן בגמרא לקמן מניין לתחיית המתים מן התורה ואפי' יהא מודה ומאמין שיחיו המתים אלא דלא רמיזא באורייתא כופר הוא הואיל ועוקר שיש תחיית המתים מן התורה מה לנו ולאמונתו וכי מהיכן הוא יודע שכן הוא הלכך כופר גמור הוא. However, Rambam does not have the words מן התורה in his version of the mishnah, and באר שבע cited in Mesoras Hashas doesn't believe this Rashi is authentic. – wfb Mar 6 '15 at 17:06
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    @Loewian: I would like to know where in the Torah is stated for the first time (chronologically, please) – Renato Grun Feb 21 '16 at 14:27
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    The Gemara to that Mishnah goes through a long list of sources. The most well-known, I believe, is in the Song of the Sea (Shemos 15:1) - אז ישיר משה ובני ישראל, which, literally translated, means "then Moshe and Bnei Yisrael will sing." If you're looking for an explicit passuk that says "the dead will rise in the future" (which, when put that way, totally sounds like a zombie apocalypse), you're out of luck; that only comes in Sefer Yechezkel for the first time. – DonielF Jul 13 '16 at 2:34
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    @wfb It is not in Rif or the Kaufman ms. either. It seems pretty clear that this is a later addition. – mevaqesh Jul 29 '16 at 8:40
  • @DonielF, this sounds like an answer to me. – Renato Grun Jul 22 '18 at 13:58

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