Could graves be a reference to a dead church (Babylon) from which the Elect are resurrected?


I Ki 13:21-22 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee... But camest back and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place of the which the LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread and drink no water; thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulcher <6913> of thy fathers.

I Ki 13:31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulcher <6913> wherein the man of God is buried <6912> lay my bones beside his bones:

2Ki 22:19 Because thine heart (king Josiah) was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD when thou heardest what I spoke against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse and hast rent thy clothes and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD...

2Ki 22:20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave <6913> in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

2 Ch 21:20 Thirty and two years old was he (wicked Jehoram) when he began to reign and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried <6912> him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchers <6913> of the kings.

Job 3:22 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery and life unto the bitter in soul;...Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;...Which rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they can find the grave? <6913>

Jer 8:1 At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones6106 of the kings of Judah and the bones6106 of his princes and the bones6106 of the priests and the bones6106 of the prophets and the bones6106 of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: <6913>

Jer 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried <06912>; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave <6913> in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.

Isa 53:9 And he made his grave <6913> with the wicked and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves <3419> shall hear his voice,

Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers <5028>, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Lu 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves <3419> which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

Mt 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Ro 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre <5028>; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:


Heb 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones <3747>. (bridge – bones 6106)

Eze 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to HIS bone.

Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of HIS bones <3747>.

Ge 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Joh 19:36 For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone <3747> of him shall not be broken.

Ps 34:20 He keepeth all his bones <6106>: not one of them is broken.

Lu 9:59-60 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury <2290> my father... Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury <2290> their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Ho 9:6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.

Mt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Act 2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, <2290> and his sepulcher <3418> is with us unto this day.

Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

As with the Hebrew word Qabar in the OT, we see that there is a definite connection. Spiritually we are buried with Christ in baptism into His death.

1Ki 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.


The Bible appears to be relating bones & burial to salvation or the lack of it. Bones buried by God, points to the death and burial IN Christ. The wicked are also GRAVES from which the Elect are resurrected. These dead bones or graves (church) are also used of God to bury their own. And bones that are NOT gathered or buried points to a lack of salvation.