Capernaum - Adult Hometown of Jesus
11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
14 Then he went up and touched the table of the body they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 They were all filled with awe and praised God.
Mosaic of Israel
So what happened to all the dead bodies in Israel? We know to be buried was of extreme importance and it's a curse to be unburied and left as a carcass to be eaten by birds. But the dead are missing in Israel. What happened to the tombs that opened as Jesus was Resurrected?
One cannot say. We do know that after a body was taken down to a skeleton of bones on the shelf, then a sarcophagus was used for the bones.
Does this mean there was a rapture. No, it does not. The Bible would record that.
What is sure is that this man was dead, Jesus did not touch the body, Jewish Law said this is a defilement. Although Elijah thew himself on the widow's son to raise him - instead - Jesus is the Word made manifest - and Jesus speaks the Widow of Nain's son back to Life.
Jesus, the Way, Truth and Life.
Bible History Daily -
What archaeologists have not discovered that may provide the most insight into Israelite beliefs.
Tombs and evidence of ancient burial customs are rarely found among the Israelite settlements of the hill country, as observed by archaeologist Avraham Faust in “Early Israel: An Egalitarian Society,” in the July/August 2013 issue of BAR. As Faust explains, this “lack of burials phenomenon” is unique to the early Iron Age; in both the preceding Late Bronze Age (1550–1200 B.C.E.) and the later phases of the Iron Age (eighth–seventh centuries B.C.E.), tombs are common and ancient burial customs well known. How then can we explain this striking gap in the archaeological record of Biblical Israel?
Given that neither cremation nor exposure to the elements are supported by the archaeological or Biblical evidence, the most likely explanation is that in Biblical Israel the dead were buried well outside settlements, in areas where archaeologists rarely excavate. These burials were simple inhumations without grave goods or adornments. But while this explains the lack of Israelite burials known to archaeologists, the more difficult question is why the dead were buried so simply in Biblical Israel in the first place?
Jewish Virtual Library ~
There is also abundant positive evidence for the importance of burial. Abraham's purchase of the cave at Machpelah as a family tomb. Many examples. "Bury me with my fathers," Jacob's request (Gen. 49:29)
Archaeology reveals no distinctively Israelite burial practices during almost the whole of the biblical period. It follows that it is risky to draw firm conclusions about Israelite religious beliefs on the basis of specific burial practices, e.g., the provision of grave goods or lack of them, communal or individual burial, and so on, since any or all of these may have been dictated by immemorial custom rather than by consciously held conviction.
We know from the New Testament and the burial of Jesus, the most about burials. For the wealthy, the tomb most typical of the Israelite period is a natural cave. Bodies would be laid on rock shelves provided on three sides of the chamber, or on the floor, and as generations of the same family used the tomb, skeletons then are put into a side chamber and "to be gathered to one's kin" (Gen. 25:8) probably refers to the few sarcophagus found.
The 5 year Israel Sarcophagus of James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus was never declared. The seasoned well-known Israeli Judge burst into tears and said it was a matter of Faith. The Louves Antiquity Director said this is a valid find. So did the Chief of Forensics of the FBI.
Herod's Sarcophagus was found recently. And that of Caiaphas in the 1960s. In my lifetime Pontius Pilate was said to be a myth, before the stone Pontius Pilate dictated signs of his authority were found. God is leaving us message after message.
So why are the majority of bones not found in a dry climate? God 'probably' does leave clues found and missing clues to create thoughts, ideas and wonders of God Almighty, our Father as the gift of Jesus Christ.
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”
What possible reason is there for God to have hidden bones and remains and evidence of people?
Revelation 7 has a idea for the reason:
we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.
9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb
In the name of Jesus the Lord, I believe You are the Lord, You have spoken and You will do as you have said and declared.
Let us open our hearts to You and pray for our loved ones and people You have given us to know each day how much they are Loved.
We lift up all people in all nations and this one - to raise high the name of Jesus - bringing more of His Heaven to this earth. In Jesus. Amen.
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