Treasury of Scripture
And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him three score and ten days.
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. three-score.
Numbers 20:29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Deuteronomy 21:13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house...
Deuteronomy 34:8 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.
Strong's ConcordanceAnd forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
Topical BibleBody Egyptians Embalm Embalmed Embalming Forty Fulfil Fulfilled Full Making Mourned Needed Period Ready Required Seventy Takes Ten Threescore Three-score Weep Weeping Wept
Genesis Chapter 50 Verse 3
Alphabetical: a And days Egyptians embalming for forty full him is it mourned Now period required seventy such taking that the time was wept were
OT Law: Genesis 50:3 Forty days were fulfilled for him (Gen. Ge Gn)