Burial

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Lorelei, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Lorelei

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    Does the Bible give us any indication of how a person should be buried when they die? A friend asked at church last night and our pastor mentioned that cremation has pagan roots. I have never studied this out, so I am curious if any of you have any scripture to offer that suggests there is a proper way in which a person is to be buried.

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  2. Dr. Bob

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    Do a search for "cremation" here and theology fora. Been discussed.

    The cremation-is-heathen is a myth. Some do, some don't, but nothing to do with us today. In some cultures, burying under ground is heathen (like in Israel); they use caves or sepulchres or mausoleums. Or impossible (like New Orleans).

    I have my will specify cremation and scattering my cre-mains on my favorite mountain hiking spot.

    Not tomorrow, hopefully . . . :rolleyes:
     
  3. Lorelei

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    Thanks, I did a search and found one other thread. It answered most of my questions. I have one more question I would like confirmed. I appeared to me that the evidence for burial over cremation contained verses simply stating what method was done at the time someone died. "So and so was buried."

    My question is this. The law was very thorough and covered many many things. Were there any laws in the OT that mentioned how a person's body was or was not to be disposed of? (I am thinking there is not, but I am not sure)

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