Christ, Meaning of the Burail(1 Sam. 2:6). For the Hebrew mind, death was not nearly a symbol of hopelessness as the grave (sheol) was (cf. Ps. 88,89). Ezekial 37:13 says, "Then you will know that I am the Lord when I open graves and bring you up from them." The power of the grave is staggering, but even that cannot compete against God's power for life.
Prayer: May I believe in your power to raise me up even when all othe rhope is gone.
John Calvin Abridged: This passage edifies our faith: 1) it shows how scripture is fulfilled in Christ; 2) The Jews were concerned about their laws regarding cleanliness, but not that an innocent man had been killed.
http://www.3disrael.com/jerusalem/Church_of_the_Holy_Sepulcher.cfm (video of Church of the Holy Sepulchre built around the site of the grave of Christ).