6:10 relative . . . one who anoints. Lit. “a man’s kinsman and his burner,” probably one and the same individual. Fear of epidemics may have required cremation instead of burial. Or the burning could be a fire in honor of the dead (Jer. 34:5).
must not mention the name of the Lord. Previously, one might mention or invoke the Lord’s name for help, since He was the God of Israel’s covenant. But on the day of judgment one may not do this, because the God of the covenant is coming in judgment (cf. Is. 48:1).