Rereading The Evangelical Universalist reminded me of a question I have had: Where did Paul get his confident idea of the resurrection?
On page 73, Robin noted that the Old Testament does not convey the idea of life after death until the very end of that period in Daniel 12:2. I have read this idea before. Paul’s statement in Acts 24:15-16 seems to root his confidence in the resurrection based on the Law and the Prophets. Was Paul’s hope in God for the resurrection only shared by some of the Jews of his day? Was Paul suggesting that the Law and the Prophets did foreshadow this reality? If so, where can I find more study on this subject?
Thank you for any help you provide.