On Mon, 04 Feb 2002 08:24:06 -0500 george murphy <email@example.com>
> There is absolutely nothing in this text to suggest that Job's
> "first set of children was still alive in heaven." That whole way of
> thinking is alien to the Old Testament. The hints of life after death
> the Old Testament (including the textually difficult passage Job
> point rather toward resurrection of the body.
When David's first son by Bathsheba died, he said "Can I bring him back
again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me." (2 Samuel 12:23)
David implied that his son was alive, but not where David could reach
him at that time.
Other than that minor point, I assume you agree that _animals_ are dead
when they die?
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