The purpose of this article is to offer plausible scriptural warrants from Matthew and John for the common theological practice of appropriating the raising of the Son to the distinct mission of the Spirit. The article focuses on the way these two Gospels engage in intertextual conversations with Israel’s Scriptures, providing them a matrix for articulating the relationship between the Son and the Spirit as they depict Jesus’ death, resurrection, and the surrounding events in their narratives. When Matthew’s depiction is read in light of Ezek 37 and John’s depiction is read in light of the creation themes of Gen 1–3, the patterns implicitly present in their narratives suggest that the same Spirit the Son mediates throughout these Gospels and releases/hands over at his death becomes the Father’s agent in raising him from the dead.

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