New Defender's Study Bible Notes
9:40 Tabitha, arise. The apostles were enabled to do many miracles, as evidence of the authenticity of their preaching (Hebrews 2:3-4), since the New Testament was not yet written. This was the first occasion, however, when one of them actually called a dead person back to life. The one other occasion, through Paul, is given in Acts 20:7-12.