Ezekiel’s chapter about life returning to the dry bones of the Israelites should not be seen as a prophesy regarding the resurrection of the dead, but rather as a prediction that a Jerusalem deserted when the people were led off to Babylon would again teem with people.
The resurrection of the dead is a major part of our Christ Faith. However, it does not envision life returning to the very bones which are the frameworks of our living bodies. No, Paul clearly describes what happens in the second half of the fifteenth chapter of his First Letter to the Corinthians.
He begins by saying what happens with our bodies is similar to what happens in the vegetable world. There he says, “What you sow is not the body that is to be but a bare kernel of wheat perhaps.”
He went on to say, “So also is the resurrection of the dead. . .. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”
He further writes, “We shall all be changed. That which is corruptible must clothe itself in incorruptibility. That which is mortal must clothe itself in immortality. Then, the word that is written will come about” ‘Death is swallowed up in victory!”