Finally, Jesus was not to stay in the defeated state of death. The Old Testament prophets also foretold this with great precision. Not only would Jesus be raised, He would be raised on the third day.
"For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay." (Psalm 16:10)
"He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him." (Hosea 6:2)
The handful of prophecy above is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more that the diligent student can discover. There are many more prophecies about Jesus' coming, lineage, ministry, betrayal, death, resurrection, and ascension to be studied and celebrated. Hopefully though, this short overview has enabled you to see the Bible from a new vista. Truly this divine knowledge did not come from men, but from the almighty Creator.