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Cult of the Dead
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cult of the Dead
Cult of the Dead The practice of communicating with and worshiping the dead, which was common in the ancient Near East and is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (e.g., Deut 18; 1 Sam 28).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dead, Cult of the
DEAD, CULT OF THE. Periodic rituals performed by the living on behalf of the dead members of the family. These rituals were conducted subsequent to and apart from funerals and usually included offerings at the grave site of food and drink which were intended for the well-being of the dead. These occasions
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