Friday, September 11, 2015

what is buried



… there is no burial of the dead; what is buried is a seed.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Wisdom of the Sands 

Tame Buzzard Line
Richard Long


  1. In the christian tradition, 1 Corinthians 15:42

    So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body , it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written "The first man Adam became a living being," ... the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural land after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.

    This is from Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

    15:35-50 1.

    The grain undergoes a great change; and so will the dead, when they rise and live again. The seed dies, though a part of it springs into new life, though how it is we cannot fully understand. The works of creation and providence daily teach us to be humble, as well as to admire the Creator's wisdom and goodness. There is a great variety among other bodies, as there is among plants. There is a variety of glory among heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly state; and there will be a variety of glories among them. Burying the dead, is like committing seed to the earth, that it may spring out of it again. Nothing is more loathsome than a dead body. But believers shall at the resurrection have bodies, made fit to be for ever united with spirits made perfect. To God all things are possible.


  2. well, you have caused me to run to my (Lamsa) bible!

    15:35 - 51 'Behold I tell you a mystery: we shall not all die, but we shall all be changed.' )))
    thank you dean