Thursday, 5 July 2012

The reason for scripture on the blog

The scriptures contain the
history of burials through time.

There are some verses from Christian scripture on the blog recently and I wanted to explain something about them. I am not saying anything about Christianity by the use of scripture. It isn't that I'm saying that Christianity is better than any other religious tradition. Instead, I want to say something about ancient burial tradition as captured in the scriptures. The texts say something about the religious and burial traditions of ancient peoples in the Middle East. The idea of embalming and cave burial is all included and we have the later concepts of saints and relics all over Europe. The scriptures are a record for the past and we can all access the information on line and in paper form.

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