I am asking why Pharisees were so against the fact that the Messiah could be resurrected? If the prophesy of Messiah's resurrection is explicitly in Torah, then why was it so hard for them to accept it?Unless, the Resurrection of the Christ is contrary to what the O.T. prophesies about the Christ?
Nothing in Christianity is explicitly in the Torah... The NT kind of has different points of view.. Some of the Jews in the NT narrative said "the Messiah will last forever".
here are some verses though :
“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, . . . that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve” (1 Cor. 15:2, 3-5).
Isaiah 53:10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
" "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it." - Isaiah 25:8
"Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead" (Isaiah 26:19).
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (and the continuation..)
"Go through the camp and tell the people, 'Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.'"
giving orders to the people: "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it.
Joshua 3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
Brenton Septuagint LXX Hosea 6:2 Strong's Numbers Cross ReferencesPost My Notes on Hosea 6:2 Commentary Added Online 6:2 After two days he will heal us: in the third day we shall arise, and live before him, and shall know [him]:
First is Isaiah 53, that famous text that we so often like to appeal to for the death of Christ. Here we discover that this suffering servant will be crushed for our iniquities (53:5). But Isaiah goes on to say “Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper his hand” (53:10b). Granted, Isaiah does not spell out the specifics of the resurrection, but nonetheless it is inferred. This suffering servant will taste death, a death that is substitutionary in nature, and yet this death is not the final word. God will “prolong his days” and “prosper his hand,” the latter phrase indicating that the servant will be victorious, as a victor who receives his spoils (53:12) and claims his offspring (53:10). While it is true enough that Jacob “sees his children” (29:23) as this servant “sees his seed” (53:10), Jacob does so, as Alec Motyer explains, as a “mere watcher from the sidelines of history.” “Not so the Servant! He who was crushed under the will of the Lord lives as the executor of that will.” And while Sheol has claimed earth’s inhabitants and death has “dethroned them,” with the servant “death ushers him into sovereign dignity and power, with his own hand administering the saving purposes of the Lord, and as victor taking the spoil ([Isa. 53] verse 12).” The resurrection of Christ in the Old Testament Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)