ZOMBIES in the Bible

Does the Bible Predict the Zombie Apocalypse?

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That was the tagline from Giorgio Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. It speaks of a battered and bleak vision of humanity. The quote is derived from a Haitian voodoo religion called Santeria. Practitioners of Voodoo have long believed that sorcerers are responsible for reanimating the dead.

The zombie apocalypse shows up so much in religious texts it can make your head spin. Although most of these references don’t point to an exact apocalyptic origin, they frequently make mention of horrific clashes with the undead. The Bible in particular is full of examples and illustrations of people being reanimated. Let’s not forget that the entire New Testament is about Jesus, a man who died and then came back to life.

This is a compiled list of the top zombie scenes from the bible:

1) Zechariah 14:12

“And the LORD will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will fight their neighbors hand to hand.”

2) Revelation 20:13,14 (KJV)

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

3) Isaiah 26: 19-20
“But your dead will live; their bodies will rise
Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead
Go, my people, enter your rooms, and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while …until his wrath has passed by”

4) Matthew 27:52-54 King James Version (KJV)

“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”

Is it just us, or does this all sound pretty damn horrifying? Are you prepared for the impending biblical zombie invasion?

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  • Steve

    The first one is a huge mistranslation from Torah, it predicts Israel will be nuked, and Russia (Sythia) will attack Israel, and also says (literally now) that the enemies of the Jewish people will take Jerusalem for a season.

    • Randy_A

      A mistranslation would be what happens if you add things into the verse that just aren’t there… such as “Nuke” and your own insight to it be a “prediction” rather than a stated fact. See how that works?

      One with a lick of contextual reading ability knows that “a plague” as it states, and “a Nuke” as you state have absolutely not a thing to do with each other, making your “conspiracy theory nonsense just that.

  • Freedom4every1

    I cant wait until god gives those fake israelis what they got coming!

    • Jeffrey Lors

      yep – damn straight!

  • andi j reedus

    One thing i know is that Jesus was no zombie, if we were to have a zombie outbreak that would be only by human error or demonic but certainly not by the hand of god.

  • c

    hmm maybe it is a good parallel to the dumb mass of society today, speechless, thoughtless, selfish and inconsiderate. learn some compassion regardless of all else