Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grave or a Tomb (qaber)?

Here are my thoughts on the word "qaber" (specifically in Num 19:16 & 18).  Based upon contextual clues, the only explicit indications I noticed were references to caves/tombs. 

I think the proper English word to use is "burying-place" rather than a "tomb". So I would imagine that a grave (as in dirt-grave) would qualify. I have not looked into all of the verses so I can be mistaken. But as far as I know Jewish tradition considers graves as unclean…

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