RELIGION ROUNDTABLE

Traditional burial symbolizes the gospel

Cremation is not specifically mentioned in the Old or New Testament; however, the Bible dictionary states that “the Jews abhorred the idea of cremation, and either buried the body in the ground or in a rock-hewn tomb. The tomb was visited by the friends for the first three days and carefully marked and whitewashed in order that people might not be defiled by walking over them unaware.”

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