Mourning: Hired Mourners
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2351. thorubos -- an uproar
... Josephus ( ad 1st century) reports that hired flute players ... the flute became synonymous
with death (tragedy, mourning). [Professional mourners (generally women ...
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Jairus' Daughter and the Invalid Woman.
... and hired mourners. Flute-players, then as now, mingle the plaintive strains of
their instruments with the piercing cries of those females who made mourning a ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lviii jairus daughter and the.htm

The Healing of the Woman - Christ's Personal Appearance - the ...
... when her father went to entreat the help of Jesus, had not only died, but the house
of mourning was already filled with relatives, hired mourners, wailing women ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxvi the healing of.htm

In Death and after Death
... Had it been in Judaea the hired mourners and musicians ... which deserves general imitation,
that mourners were not ... Inquire for the ground of mourning"; upon which ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 10 in death and.htm

How Joppa was Taken, and Tiberias Delivered Up.
... slain were allied, there was a lamentation for them; but the mourning for the ... in
the city before the thirtieth day; and a great many hired mourners,[5] with ...
/.../chapter 9 how joppa was.htm

The Death and the Raising of Lazarus - the Question of Miracles ...
... But we remember that, as we are now in Jud├Ža, the hired mourners - both
mourning-men (for there were such) and mourning-women - would follow, and not, as ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxi the death and.htm

The Touch of Faith and the Touch of Christ
... The doleful music and the shrill shrieks of Eastern mourning, which met them ... The
scornful laughter of the flute-players and hired mourners understood Him better ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the touch of faith and.htm

"Lazarus, Come Forth"
... He heard the sound of wailing from the hired mourners, and He did not wish to meet
the sisters in the scene of confusion. Among the mourning friends were ...
/.../white/the desire of ages/chapter 58 lazarus come forth.htm

Homilies on the Epistle to the Hebrews.
... that no untimely deaths may befall, [2646]387; threatens to punish hired mourners
brought into Christian funerals and to suspend those who bring them, [2647]ib ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homilies on the epistle to.htm

The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and ...
... of God Himself, than that of comforting the mourners and showing ... for an unknown wayfarer
the simplest funeral, mourning-women would be hired to chaunt in ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xx the raising of.htm

Notes
... coffin; vigils and hymns continued for three or four days, but hired mourners were
forbidden ... We may not wear the black robes of mourning while they have put on ...
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2 Chronicles 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
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Ecclesiastes 12:5
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goes to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
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Jeremiah 9:17
Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:
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Matthew 9:23
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
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Subtopics

Mourning

Mourning for Calamities and Other Sorrows: Ripping the Garments

Mourning for Nadab and Abihu Forbidden

Mourning for the Dead: Cutting the Flesh

Mourning for the Dead: Fasting

Mourning for the Dead: Head Uncovered

Mourning for the Dead: Lamentations

Mourning for the Dead: Lying on the Ground

Mourning for the Dead: Personal Appearance Neglected

Mourning: Abraham Mourned for Sarah

Mourning: Ashes Put on the Head

Mourning: Caused Ceremonial Defilement

Mourning: Covering: The Head and the Face

Mourning: Covering: The Upper Lip

Mourning: Cutting or Plucking off the Hair and Beard

Mourning: David's Lamentations Over: The Death of Abner

Mourning: David's Lamentations Over: The Death of Absalom

Mourning: David's Lamentations Over: The Death of Saul and his Sons

Mourning: Dressing in Black

Mourning: Dust on the Head

Mourning: Hired Mourners

Mourning: Jeremiah and the Singing Men and Singing Women Lament for Josiah

Mourning: Laying Aside Ornaments

Mourning: Laying the Hand on the Head

Mourning: Prevented offerings from Being Accepted

Mourning: Priests Prohibited, Except for the Nearest of Kin

Mourning: Sexes Separated In

Mourning: Sitting on the Ground

Mourning: The Egyptians Mourned for Jacob for Seventy Days

Mourning: The Israelites Mourned for Aaron for Thirty Days

Mourning: Walking Barefoot

Mourning: Wearing Mourning Clothes

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