Grave Clothes
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Grave Clothes
GRAVE CLOTHES. The expression translates Gr. keiial in (Jn 11:44), the bandages or strips if cloths wrapped around a corpse to bind the arms and legs in a Jewish burial. After the body was washed (Acts 9:37)—but not further embalmed—it was generally wrapped first in a “clean linen shroud” (Mt 27:59,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GRAVECLOTHES (Gk. keiria, “winding sheet”). From early times the body was washed (Acts 9:37), then wrapped in a linen cloth (Matt. 27:59), or the limbs separately wound with strips of linen (John 11:44).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GRAVECLOTHES — strips of cloth wrapped around a corpse in preparation for burial. When Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus, he emerged from the tomb “bound hand and foot by graveclothes” (John 11:44; strips of cloth NRSV; wrappings, NASB; linen bandages, REB).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
GRAVE-CLOTHES.—The account in the Gospels of the circumstances attending the burial of our Lord illustrates fully the general practice of the time with regard to grave-clothes. The body of Jesus, doubtless after being bathed, after the manner of the Jews as well as of the Greeks (Ac 9:37, cf. Gospel
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