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Re: OT Theology #22 Eschatology [message #12545 is a reply to message #12539 ] Sun, 23 September 2018 19:57
Mark L  is currently offline Mark L
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The OT Doctrine of the Future life

The Doctrine of Sheol

Beliefs regarding the Dead

1. Burial It was indispensable to the Heb. because . . .
- of the fact that man is created in the image of God
- out or respect for the dead
- the Heb. unlike the Greek didn't divide man up. The body was not something to cast away or burn. Even the body of a criminal was to be treated properly. Deut. 21/21-23

To a Heb. lack of burial was a calamity. 11 Kings 9/10
Lack of burial awaited Gods enemies Isaiah 66/24, Jer. 25/33
1 Sam. 31/8-10 This was considered an outrage

2. The Family Grave
It was important to the Heb. It may not be important to me where I am buried but the Heb. wanted to be buried with his family.
1 Kings 13/22
Both Jacob and Joseph were to be taken out of Egypt and buried in Canaan. Gen. 47/30 50/25 Ex. 13/19


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