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{Genesis 50:3} And forty 705 days 3117 were fulfilled 4390 z8799 for him; for x3588 so x3651 are fulfilled 4390 z8799 the days 3117 of those which are embalmed: 2590 z8803 and the Egyptians 4714 mourned 1058 z8799 for him threescore and ten 7657 days. 3117
forty days:
We learn from the Greek historians, that the time of mourning was while the body remained with the embalmers, which Herodotus says was seventy days. During this time the body lay in nitre, the use of which was to dry up all its superfluous and noxious moisture, and when, in the space of 30 days, this was sufficiently effected, the remaining forty, the time mentioned by Diodorus, were employed in anointing it with gums and spices to preserve it, which was properly the embalming. This sufficiently explains the phraseology of the text.
mourned:
Heb. wept
threescore:
"And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, [even] all the house of Israel." {Num 20:29} + "And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife." {Deu 21:13} + "And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping [and] mourning for Moses were ended." {Deu 34:8}

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