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Funeral Customs
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Funeral Customs
Funeral Customs. Practices and rites that encompass the dying and death of human beings. Funerary rites have been practiced by all social groups from their very beginnings.Most anthropologists believe that funeral customs fulfill certain important social functions for the living. However, the general
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Funeral Customs
FUNERAL CUSTOMS Practices and rites that encompass the dying and death of human beings. Funerary rites have been practiced by all social groups from their very beginnings.Most anthropologists believe that funeral customs fulfill certain important social functions for the living. However, the general
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Funerary Rites
FUNERARY RITES. By the phrase “funerary rites” we are referring to that developed number of gestures, practices and *symbols with which the ancients faced the theme of death by seeking a relationship between the world of the living and the world of the dead. The process of elaboration of various rituals
Key passages
Tob 1:16–18

In the days of Shalmaneser I did many acts of mercy to my brethren. I gave my bread to those who were hungry and clothing to the naked, and if I beheld anyone from my race who had died and who had been thrown behind the wall of Nineveh, I buried him. And if Achereil the …

Tob 2:8

And the neighbors laughed, saying, “No longer does he fear to be killed concerning this thing he is doing, and yet he fled, and now behold, once more he is burying the dead!”

Tob 4:3–4

So having called him, he said, “Child, if I should die, bury me and do not neglect your mother; honor her all the days of your life and do what pleases her and do not grieve her. Remember, child, that she experienced many dangers because of you when you were in her womb. When she dies, bury her …

Tob 14:1–2

So Tobit ended by giving thanks. He was fifty-eight years old when he lost his sight, and after eight years he saw again. And he gave alms and continued to fear the Lord God and confessed him.

Jdt 8:2–3

Her husband was Manasseh of her tribe and family, and he died in the days of the barley harvest. For he stood over the binding of sheaves in the field, and the burning heat came upon his head, and he fell upon his bed and died in Bethulia, his city. So they buried him with his fathers in the …

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