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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5303 embalming
5303 embalming

5303 embalming

The Jewish custom of preparing a body for the grave. However, the technically correct use of the term describes the removal of the internal organs of the dead and filling the cavity with spices. This originated with the Egyptians but was not practised by the Jews. Biblical teaching concerning life after death makes embalming unnecessary.

Jacob and Joseph were embalmed in Egypt

Ge 50:2-3 See also Ge 50:26

Jesus Christ was embalmed

Jn 19:39-40 pp Mt 27:59 pp Mk 15:46 pp Lk 23:53

Further embalming of Jesus Christ was planned

Mk 16:1 pp Lk 24:1

See also

2530Christ, death of
6644eternal life
9030dead bodies

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