Now days we have another choice besides traditional burial and cremation. Because we contain carbon we can also be made into a diamond. In the future when a young man decides to propose, it’s possible he might say, “This diamond is not my grandmother’s, this diamond is my– grandmother.” 😉
It wasn’t until the early 18th century AD we began to have an understanding of chemistry and elements. That is a very long time after Genesis was written in the 13th century BC.
According to Biblical scholars, in the 13th century BC, Moses’s Genesis was the first book ever recorded.
Whenever it was written, Genesis is a great example of farsighted symbolism. Many scientific theories are supported by this prophetic book.
Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground [elements?] and breathed into his nostrils [combined?] the breath of life [spirit?]; and man became a living soul.”
Moses appeared to know that dust of the ground is made of elements, elements that also make up the human body, such as oxygen, calcium, sulfur, and magnesium.
What better way for Moses to explain to a primitive people than to symbolically explain earthly physical mass as the dust of the ground.
How Moses knew this, is SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – M. Kasey