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Reference: Funeral




(3.) Burying was among the Jews the only mode of disposing of corpses (Ge 23:19; 25:9; 35:8-9, etc.).

(4.) The first traces of burning the dead are found in 1Sa 31:12. The burning of the body was affixed by the law of Moses as a penalty to certain crimes (Le 20:14; 21:9).

(5.) To leave the dead unburied was regarded with horror (1Ki 13:22; 14:11; 16:4; 21:24, etc.).

(6.) In the earliest times of which we have record kinsmen carried their dead to the grave (Ge 25:9; 35:29; Jg 16:31), but in later times this was done by others (Am 6:14).

(7.) Immediately after decease the body was washed, and then wrapped in a large cloth (Ac 9:37; Mt 27:59; Mr 15:46). In the case of persons of distinction, aromatics were laid on the folds of the cloth (Joh 19:39; comp. Joh 12:7).

(8.) As a rule the burial (q.v.) took place on the very day of the death (Ac 5:6,10), and the body was removed to the grave in an open coffin or on a bier (Lu 7:14). After the burial a funeral meal was usually given (2Sa 3:35; Jer 16:5,7; Ho 9:4).

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