Of the Places of Burial.
... his neighbour a place of burial, let him make the inner parts of the cave four cubits,
and six cubits; and let him open within it eight sepulchres." They were ...
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Reasons for Burying the Bodies of the Saints.
... and sepulchres provided for them, and obsequies celebrated;  and they themselves,
while yet alive, gave commandment to their sons about the burial, and, on ...
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... When, therefore, there might be, perhaps, some sepulchres not seen, in the way he
was to ... to one another, where it was not possible to touch a place of burial. ...
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A Description of Some Parts of Ancient Jerusalem.
... that so we may have no need to interrupt the account of the burial of our ... and towards
the outer wall of the city stood some magnificent sepulchres with stone ...
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... To bury out of sight is simply a more expressive way of describing burial. 'Eqberah
is a hortative imperfect. ... Bury thy dead in the choicest of our sepulchres. ...
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Instances from Scripture of Divine Judgments Upon the Self ...
... professed himself a prophet, he was deprived, in accordance with the word of God
then and there uttered over the table, of burial in his fathers' sepulchres. ...
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Certain Metaphorical Terms Explained of the Resurrection of the ...
... It is on a like principle that embalmed corpses are set aside for burial in mausoleums
and sepulchres, in order that they may be removed therefrom when the ...
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What Can You Say as to This, that it is Attested by the Writings ...
... with golden domes and lofty roofs cover bones and ashes, and are sepulchres of the ...
4602] Leandrius says that Cleochus had the last honours of burial paid to him ...
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In Death and after Death
... The entrance to the sepulchres was guarded by a large stone or by a door ... of the tombs
will explain some of the particulars connected with the burial of our Lord ...
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The Weeping Saviour.
... He was treading a burial ground"mouldering heaps were around Him"silent ... The few silent
sepulchres around must have significantly called to the mind of the ...
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Smith's Bible DictionarySepulchres Burial
[TOMBS] On this subject we have to notice --
- The place of burial, its site and shape;
- The mode of burial;
- The prevalent notions regarding this duty.
- A natural cave enlarged and adapted by excavation, or an artificial imitation of one was the standard type of sepulchre. Sepulchres, when the owner's means permitted it, were commonly prepared beforehand, and stood often in gardens, by roadsides, or even adjoining houses. Kings and prophets alone were probably buried within towns. (1 Kings 2:10; 16:6,28) Cities soon became populous and demanded cemeteries, (Ezekiel 39:15) which were placed without the walls. Sepulchres were marked sometimes by pillars or by pyramids. Such as were not otherwise noticeable were scrupulously "whited," (Matthew 23:27) once a year, after the rains before the passover, to warn passers-by of defilement.
- "The manner of the Jews" included the use of spices, where they could command the means. (2 Chronicles 16:10) A portion of these was burnt in honor of the deceased, and to this use was probably destined part of the one hundred pounds weight of "myrrh and aloes" in our Lord's case. In no instance, save that of Saul and his sons, were the bodies burned; and even then the bones were interred, and re-exhumed for solemn entombment. It was the office of the next of kin to perform and preside over the whole funeral office; though public buriers were not unknown in New Testament times. (Acts 5:6,10) The body was borne by the nearest relatives. The grave-clothes were probably of the fashion worn in life, but swathed and fastened with bandages, and the head covered separately.
- The precedent of Jacob's and Joseph's remains being returned to the land of Canaan was followed, in wish at least, by every pious Jew.
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