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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.

    • Margie Conway-White

      that time is very very near now!

      • Corlna M3nd3z

        That time has arrived. ..

        • sartt


  • 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.

    • Scott Rees

      safar center for resuscitation research. yep. they bring dogs back to life.

    • Dwr

      “one thing I know” How old are you since you clearly were there?

    • Jacque Mayhew

      I’m not so sure of that because the Bible refers to it as Resurrection and states that those in Christ will rise into the Heavens; so what do you suppose the sinful will be doing?

      • ceck55

        15Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. 17For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”…Revelation 6:15-17

  • 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

  • fag


    • Corlna M3nd3z

      Is that a name brand? Oh my bad. It’s part of your name, funny guy eh

  • Joe

    «The Bible in particular is full of examples and illustrations of people being reanimated»

    The people are NOT reanimated, they are resurrected, and the passages are out of context…

    The Final Judgment
    I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne,
    and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of
    life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in
    the books, according to their deeds. 13And
    the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up
    the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them
    according to their deeds. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.…

    The passage is not about zombies come to land, but to all of us (including you) being Judge…

    Everybody in this wold is

    betting on something?

    Some are betting on money to save them

    others are betting that is no God

    others are betting in budha

    others are betting in good works

    betting for eternal life is risky


    or you go to hell or heaven

    what are you betting on? you wish to go to heaven…?

    There is only one way, and that is Jesus Christ, our redeemer

    Repent from your sins and accept Jesus as your savior and Follow Him!

    • Dwr

      Don’t demand that I do anything. He saved us? lol he saved a select few and sent the rest to their deaths. If I follow anyone, it will be someone with a better written biography. Thanks for playing.

      • Emeralda Jin

        Think of it as this, Dwr: We are criminals who have committed numerous crimes must be sentenced to death because of sin. God is offering us a way out by letting Jesus take our place of sentence and punishment. Those who refuse his offer die as God cannot let sins go unpunished. When they refuse his offer, they are saying that Jesus did not take their place and that their sins have not gone punished which means they must take the punishment. God has given us a choice to follow him or continue to drown and suffer in our sin.

  • dig sicko

    so I was cross refrencing this page with the bible and its pretty self explainitory if they fight against isreal there will be walking dead folks………ahhhh crap!

  • Missm

    Isaiah 26:19 tells us to be joyous why did you misquote it. Almost all versions include this.

  • Kbox Movies

    I just wanted to check this out, I keep having zombie apocalyptic dreams, they’re very scary, and very descriptive, I remember every detail, I just want to say this if it ever happens I don’t want to be around for it. also i’m a christian.

    • Simon Ott

      could you maybe get in contact with me and tell me the dreams you have/had? i’m also a christian and god started to give me dreams as well and they are quite important. Just write me on facebook (simon ott is my name on fb, you can find me if you type in simon-ott{aet}hispeed.ch) Talk to you later and thanks

      • Jacque Mayhew

        Very strange; I too have had many dreams about the end of times and the world as we know it coming to an end. They seem so very real and rather frightening to say the least. I have seen beasts brought from the devil. I have also had a real life encounter with what I believe was Satan. He came only as a voice whispering in my ear and saying to me to take a good long look at my daughter who was 10 years old at the time, and said that I would never see her again and then laughed. My daughter was killed 3 days later. After her death I had other experiences, but more on the Heavenly side. The end is near and I have no doubts of that, nor do I doubt that the dead will rise and that mankind will indeed be horrified.

  • just a guy

    I don’t know what translation is being used here but no where in Zechariah does it say “they shall become like walking corpses”. This most likely has been added by someone over the various translations. A great example of why people need to be careful about using alternate translations. The passage mentioned here is most likely referring to a plague similar to the flesh eating virus that attacks the living. Anyone with a rational mind would come to the conclusion that if the biblical writers were talking about the dead being reanimated then they would have said exactly that, but they didn’t they talk about a plaque attacking those who stood against Israel. It does not say those that died standing against Israel. The other passages mentioned here are talking about the resurrection and judgement. No where does it state those being resurrected with walk the earth. It talks about the Saints rising, why would saints become zombies? they wouldn’t. They are rising to heaven. It talks about the seas and hell giving up their dead.. for judgement, not for walking the earth. The verse in Isiah does not say “Their dead bodies” it says “My dead body” totally different meaning, again it’s referring to the resurrection of their Spirits not the walking dead. Take head, those that add or subtract to the word of God for you bring the wrath of God onto yourselves.