ashes

ashes

What is left after a fire, similar in appearance to dust, with which they are often mentioned. Ashes signify destruction (Ezek 28:18; Mal 4:3; 2Pet 2:6) and are contrasted with glory (Isa 61:3). Sitting on them and putting them on one’s head were rituals of mourning and repentance (2Sam 13:19; Isa 58:5; Jer 6:26). Ashes are also mentioned as symbolic of insignificance (Gen 18:27).

Ezek 28:18

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Mal 4:3

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2Pet 2:6

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Isa 61:3

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2Sam 13:19

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Isa 58:5

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Jer 6:26

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Gen 18:27

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