Deuteronomy 28:26

Hebrew Bible

24 The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust; it will come down on you from the sky until you are destroyed. 25 “The Lord will allow you to be struck down before your enemies; you will attack them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions and will become an object of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 Your carcasses will be food for every bird of the sky and wild animal of the earth, and there will be no one to chase them off. 27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, eczema, and scabies, all of which cannot be healed. 28 The Lord will also subject you to madness, blindness, and confusion of mind.

Ezekiel 29:5

Hebrew Bible

3 Tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:“‘Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster lying in the midst of its waterways, who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.” 4 I will put hooks in your jaws and stick the fish of your waterways to your scales. I will haul you up from the midst of your waterways, and all the fish of your waterways will stick to your scales. 5 I will leave you in the wilderness, you and all the fish of your waterways; you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected. I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies. 6 Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the Lord because they were a reed staff for the house of Israel; 7 when they grasped you with their hand, you broke and tore their shoulders, and when they leaned on you, you splintered and caused their legs to be unsteady.

 Notes and References

"... Scattering bones is an aspect of cultic purification because the desecration of bones prevents any kind of afterlife or veneration of ancestors. For example, Josiah does more than destroy the high places in 2 Kings 23:16–18. He removes the bones to desecrate the site beyond rededication. “The use and abuse of corpses is a powerful trope in biblical texts, extending well beyond the literary imaging of destruction and death to index instead a complex of socio-religious, political, and cultural concerns about the placement, treatment, and status of the dead among the living.” The least desirable treatment for a corpse is not to bury it at all, and the threat of such treatment is visible in the Hebrew Bible as a form of curse in treaty formulae (Deuteronomy 28:26, 2 Kings 9:25) ..."

Williams, Lindy K. Zion in Transition: The Eden Garden in the Book of Ezekiel (pp. 138-139) University of Manchester, 2020

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