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Burial


1. Probable origin of. Ge 4:9,10.

2. Design of. Ge 23:3,4.

3. Attended by

a. Family of the dead. Ge 50:5,6,8; Mt 8:21.

b. Numbers of friends, &c. Ge 50:7,9; 2Sa 3:31; Lu 7:12.

c. Female friends. Mr 15:47; Lu 7:13.

d. Hired mourners. Jer 9:17,18.

e. Great lamentation at. Ge 50:10,11; 2Sa 3:31,32.

4. Orations sometimes made at. 2Sa 3:33,34.

5. The body was

a. Washed before. Ac 9:37.

b. Anointed for. Mt 26:12.

c. Wound in linen for. Joh 11:44; 19:40.

d. Preserved with spices. Joh 19:39,40.

e. Sometimes burned before. 1Sa 31:12.

f. Carried on a bier to. 2Sa 3:31; Lu 7:14.

6. Perfumes burned at. 2Ch 16:14; Jer 34:5.

7. Antiquity of coffins for. Ge 50:26.

8. Often took place immediately after death. Joh 11:17,39; Ac 5:6,10.

9. Of persons embalmed, deferred for seventy days. Ge 50:3,4.

10. Of persons hanged, always on the days of execution. De 21:23; Joh 19:31.

11. The right of all nations. Jdj 16:31; Joh 19:38.

12. Of enemies, sometimes performed by the conquerors. 1Ki 11:15; Eze 39:11-14.

13. Of the friendless, a kind act. 2Sa 2:5.

14. Places used for

a. Natural caves. Ge 23:19; Joh 11:38.

b. Caves hewn out of rocks. Isa 22:16; Mt 27:60.

c. Gardens. 2Ki 21:18,26; Joh 19:41.

d. Under trees. Ge 35:8; 1Sa 31:13.

e. Tops of the hills. Jos 24:33; 2Ki 23:16.

f. Houses of the deceased. 1Sa 25:1; 1Ki 2:34.

g. The city of David for the kings of Judah. 1Ki 2:10; 2Ch 21:20; 24:16.

15. Antiquity of purchasing places for. Ge 23:7-16.

16. Places of

a. Frequently prepared and pointed out during life. Ge 50:5; 2Ch 16:14; Mt 27:60.

b. Members of a family interred in the same. Ge 25:10; 49:31; 2Sa 2:32.

c. Held in high veneration. Ne 2:3,5.

d. Provided for the common people. Jer 26:23.

e. Provided for aliens and strangers. Mt 27:7.

f. Visited by sorrowing friends. Joh 11:31.

g. Pillars erected on. Ge 35:20.

h. Tombs erected over. Mt 23:27-29.

i. Sometimes had inscriptions. 2Ki 23:17.

j. Sometimes not apparent. Lu 11:44.

k. For criminals, marked by heaps. Jos 7:26.

l. Were ceremonially unclean. Nu 19:16,18.

m. Often desecrated by idolatry. Isa 65:3,4.

17. The Jews anxious to be interred in their family places of. Ge 47:29-31; 49:29,30; 50:25; 2Sa 19:37.

18. Followed by a feast. 2Sa 3:35; Jer 16:7,8; Ho 9:4.

19. Privation of, considered a calamity. Ec 6:3.

20. Privation of, threatened as a punishment. 2Ki 9:10; Jer 8:2; 16:4.

21. An ignominious, compared to the burial of an ass. Jer 22:19.

22. Illustrative of regeneration. Ro 6:4; Col 2:12.