Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 12:55 am
In the Holy Bible, Abraham (Genesis 25:9) and Sarah (Genesis 23:19), Isaac and Rebekah and Leah (Genesis 49:31), and Israel (Jacob) (Genesis 50:13) were buried in the cave of Machpelah.

Is it ashes to ashes, or is it dust unto dust?
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johnhartman
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 03:15 am
@peacecrusader888,
hmm
I actually don't understand what do you mean under "Is it ashes to ashes, or is it dust unto dust?". Could you specify your question, please?
peacecrusader888
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 04:34 am
@johnhartman,
Ashes to ashes is cremation, and dust to dust is burial. Or cremation should be dust to ashes?
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 07:05 pm
@peacecrusader888,
Are you saying some folks are created from ashes, others from dusr?
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johnhartman
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 03:21 am
@peacecrusader888,
In Christianity, as far as I know, was not tradition to burn corps. Cremation came from Induism and Zoroastrism . So, I think, it burial.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 05:04 am
The phrase comes from the funeral service in the Book of Common Prayer, and it is based on Genesis 3:19, Genesis 18:27, Job 30:19, and Ecclesiastes 3:20. Those passages say that we begin and end as dust.
Where did the ashes come from? The compilers of the Book of Common Prayer were careful to produce what is called metrical text—text that when a congregation reads it, it all comes out even. So they pulled in Genesis 18:27 and Job 30:19, in which dust and ashes are both components of the human body. It’s also in Sirach 10:9 in the Apocrypha. (Sirach is also known as Ecclesiasticus.)

“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” is poetic. That exact phrase is not in the Bible, but it is Biblical through and through.

peacecrusader888
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 08:06 am
@saab,
The verses that contain dust and ashes:
Genesis 18:27 - "And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:"
Job 30:19 - "He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes."

The verses that contain dust only:
Genesis 3:19 - "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Ecclesiastes 3:20 - "All go unto one place; all are of the dust, all turn to dust again."

Let me add:
Ecclesiastes 12:7 - "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
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peacecrusader888
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 03:45 am
The spirit of Ama said that we have to follow the ancient tradition of burying the dead on the ground. Genesis 3:19 states: "for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
neologist
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 04:05 pm
@peacecrusader888,
When you allow a 'spirit' with no Biblical identity to interpret scripture for you, what you have is a trancemission.
peacecrusader888
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2016 07:31 pm
@neologist,
I am not allowing the spirit of Ama. I am not the only one who can hear Him. All the people who are present can hear Him and talk to Him. When Ama comes, Ka Apaz leaves her body to let Ama in.
neologist
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2016 10:54 am
@peacecrusader888,
Then all are deceived.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2016 11:18 am
Asses to ashes.
Works for me.
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