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Some of my favorite passages on Death and Dying

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On Death and Dying

A collection of writings about death and dying that have impressed me the most over the years. In the aftermath of my father's passing away scanned and posted them to share with friends.

Dry bones come back to life, Prophesy of Ezekiel.
Old Testament, book of Ezekiel Chapter 37, 1-14, (written circa 593-560 BC)

He is risen; he is not here
New Testament, Mark 16:1-8 (written circa 65 AD)

Ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
St. Paul, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (written 51 AD)

Ulysses Visits the Underworld,
From The Odyssey by Homer (written 800 BC)

Afterlife and Socrates Death
From Plato (427-347 BC), Phaedo (360 BC)

The Cumean Sibyl
From the book: Satyricon, written 62-65 A.D. by Titus Petronius Arbiter.

"Peace be with the dead!"
By Lord Byron (1788-1824), letter
written in 1811 a few days after his mother's death.

Thoughts on Death, From Anna Karenina Part 4, Chapter 07
By Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Written between 1873-1876

Redemption
From Elegies and Satires (1927), by Kostas Karyotakis (1896-1928)

Dialogue on a dialogue
From El Hacedor (1960) by Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

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