In ancient times, men didn’t live long, and death and loss were far more common than today. To get through it, they developed a process called mourning, a time when they would feel and express their sorrow. When Isaac died, he was mourned for 70 days (Genesis 50:3), Moses for thirty days. (Deuteronomy 34:8)
When they mourned, they wailed, they cried, and they allowed others to comfort them.
Job 2:13 “Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.”
Does anyone understand?»