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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 9030 dead bodies
9030 dead bodies

9030 dead bodies

Dead bodies were to be treated with respect

2Sa 21:12-14; Ecc 6:3

Unburied dead bodies were a sign of God’s curse upon Israel

Dt 28:26; Jer 16:4

Contact with dead bodies

The high priest was not to touch a dead body Lev 21:11

Contact with a dead body made a person unclean Nu 19:11 See also Nu 9:6-10; Nu 19:16

Jesus Christ was willing to touch a dead body Mt 9:25 pp Mk 5:41 pp Lk 8:54; Mk 9:26-27; Lk 7:14

The reluctance to approach dead bodies because of the smell Jn 11:39

See also

5137bones
5241burial
5288dead, the
7340clean and unclean
7424ritual law

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