Jewish Funerary Customs, Practices And Rites In The Second by Rachel Hachlili

By Rachel Hachlili

Learn of burials constitutes one of many major trustworthy resources of data on the topic of quite a few facets of funerary practices and rituals, and gives a belief of historical social existence and group association. the fabric continues to be of mortuary rituals is efficacious in reconstructing the background of a society, its non secular ideals and its social outlook. Tombs provide plentiful info at the inventive flavor evinced via funerary structure and the ornamentation of receptacles and gadgets. alterations in Jewish funerary practices didn't regulate the plan and structure of the tombs. notwithstanding the funerary rites replaced from inhumation in coffins and loculi to secondary burial via amassing bones in ossuaries the artifacts linked to those graves didn't alter a lot and point out that those have been culturally and socially exact humans. The learn outlines the cloth preserved within the old Jewish cemeteries of the second one Temple interval (first century BCE to first century CE) at Jerusalem, Jericho, 'En Gedi, Qumran and a few different tomb websites. This quantity is meant to supply a entire and instructive research of Jewish funerary customs, practices, and rituals on the subject of dying, burial and mourning, in addition to addressing the that means of Jewish funerary paintings and culture.

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The most important and interesting of all the tombs in the cemetery is the tomb on Hill H, named the ‘Goliath family tomb’ because of its inscribed ossuaries. Eight hills (A–H) were surveyed and excavated in the Jericho cemetery (Hachlili 1999: 5–44, Figs. 1, 2). Hills A–E and H are located on the east slope, west of the modern town of Jericho. Hill H probably 8 chapter one forms the border of the cemetery on the south, while Hills F and G (Hachlili 1999: Fig. 2), located respectively on either side of Wadi Tasun, border the cemetery on the north.

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Many of the tombs were partly destroyed, plundered, and looted through the ages. A group of monumental decorated rock-hewn tombs (see Chap. II) were discovered in Jerusalem: the Kidron Valley group consists of the tomb of Zechariah, the Bene-Óezir tomb, and the Monument of Absalom; the Jason Tomb and the Tomb of Helen and others 4 chapter one probably belonged to prominent Jerusalem families; some have a memorial or nefesh in the shape of a pyramid or tholus standing above the ground and others have richly ornamented facades, while other tombs have a chamber wall faced with ashlars.

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