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Mourning

 

MOURNING ;

For the dead

Priests prohibited, except for the nearest of kin - Le 21:1-11

For Nadab and Abihu forbidden - Le 10:6

Sexes separated in - Zec 12:12,14

Hired mourners - 2Ch 35:25; Ec 12:5; Jer 9:17; Mt 9:23

Abraham mourned for Sarah - Ge 23:2

The Egyptians mourned for Jacob for seventy days - Ge 50:1-3

The Israelites mourned for Aaron for thirty days - Nu 20:29

David's lamentations over

Jeremiah and the singing men and singing women lament for Josiah - 2Ch 35:25

For calamities and other sorrows

Wearing mourning clothes - Ge 38:14; 2Sa 14:2

See SACKCLOTH

Cutting or plucking off the hair and beard - Ezr 9:3; Jer 7:29

See BALDNESS

Covering

Laying aside ornaments - Ex 33:4,6

Walking barefoot - 2Sa 15:30; Isa 20:2

Laying the hand on the head - 2Sa 13:19; Jer 2:37

Ashes put on the head - Eze 27:30

Dust on the head - Jos 7:6

Dressing in black - Jer 14:2

Sitting on the ground - Isa 3:26

Caused ceremonial defilement - Nu 19:11-16; 31:19; Le 21:1

Prevented offerings from being accepted - De 26:14; Ho 9:4

See ELEGY

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