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Small urns or Lachrymatorises, of thin glass or simple pottery, and containing the tears of mourners at funerals, used to be placed in the sepulchres of the dead at Rome and in Palestine, where they are found in great numbers on opening ancient tombs. This custom is illustrative of Psalm 56:8 , which shows that God is ever mindful of the sorrows of his people. In Revelation 7:17 he is represented as tenderly wiping all tears from their eyes, or removing for ever all their grief.

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Tears'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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