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Death and What Comes After (in the Psalms)So right now I'm (supposed to be) writing an essay for last semester's Old Testament class on "Life, Death and Conceptions of the Afterlife in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East" (yes, studying theology is simply awesome). The particular essay topic is the relationship with God after death, as portrayed in the Psalms. I have learnt a lot from reading into the topic these last few days - so now before I put it all down academic-style in German (which I'll probably end up doing sometime between 10 and 2 at night, as usually happens, ha...) I'll share some of my "gleanings" with you guys~Death and What Comes After (in the Psalms) by deng-li-xin32
I don't know if you're aware (and I suspect some people don't want to be?) but many texts in the Old Testament speak about death really being the end. As in: the dead are just gone, cut off from God, they don't think of Him and He doesn't think of them (Psalm 30:10, 88:5). According to such texts, there is no life after death.