Cremation and Judaism - Quotings


SAMUEL I, 31, 12:

"All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bet- Shan, and they came to Yavesh, and burnt them there."
kol ish chayil arose, and went kol halailah, and took the geviyyat Sha’ul and the geviyyot of his banim from the chomat Beit Shan, and came to Yavesh, and cremated them there."

CHRONICLES II, 21, 19:

"... and he died of sore diseases, and his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers."
"And it came to pass that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels protruded out by reason of his choli; so he died in great pain. And his people kindled no pyre in his honor, as they had done for his avot."
CHRONICLES II, 16, 14:

"And they buried him in his own sepulchers, which he had hewn out for himself in the City of David, and laid him on the bed which was filled with sweet odors and divers kinds of spices prepared by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great burning for him."

"And they buried him in his own kever (sepulchre, burial cave), which he had cut for himself in Ir Dovid, and laid him on a mishkav (bed) which was filled with sweet spices and perfumes prepared by the apothecaries art; and they burned for him a very large serefah gedolah (great fire, pyre)."


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