In article eleven of the Apostles' Creed, the Christian confesses, "I believe in the resurrection of the dead." When Jesus, after the death of her brother Lazarus, met sorrowful Martha, he said to her, "Thy brother shall rise again" (John 11:23). Martha answered, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day" (John 11:24). She misunderstood the words of Jesus. She did not think that Jesus had presently come to raise her brother from the dead. Instead, Jesus's words prompted her to think of the general resurrection of the dead at the end of the world.
Yet, her answer reveals that the resurrection of all the dead was widely believed among the Jews.