Human beings were created from the dust by God and will return to it at death. Dust is therefore taken as a symbol of poverty, lowliness and humility. In Scripture dust is shaken off the feet to warn of future judgment, and is also used as a means of expressing grief.
Human beings were created from the dust by God
We will all return to dust when we die
Dust as a symbol of poverty, lowliness and humility
Dust as a simile for a multitude
Dust is shaken off the feet as a warning of judgment
Dust is used in expressing grief and repentance
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