ALIVE IN THEIR TEACHINGS
in luke, chapter sixteen, jesus (pbuh) tells us the story of the "rich man, poor man.' at death both find themselves at opposite ends — one in heaven and the other in hell. the rich man (dives) simmering in hell cries to father abraham to send the beggar (lazarus) to assuage his thirst. but when every plea fails, he, as a last favour, requests that father abraham send the beggar back to earth to warn his living brothers against their impending doom if they heeded not the warnings of god.
but abraham said, "if they (those still alive on earth) won't listen to moses and the prophets, they won't listen even though someone rises from the dead. " (to warn them)
(holy bible) luke 16: 31
jesus (pbuh) uttered the above fact centuries after the demise of the prophets of israel like jeremiah, hosea, zechariah, etc and over thirteen hundred years after moses (pbuh). the pharisees at the time of jesus (pbuh) and we today can still listen to "moses and the prophets," for they are still alive, and with us here today in their teachings.