Jacob's servants preceded the bier, strewing myrrh upon
the road in passing, and all manner of perfumes, so that the
sons of Jacob trod upon the aromatic spices as they carried
the body forward.

Thus the procession moved on until it reached Canaan.
It halted at the threshing-floor of Atad, and there they
lamented with a very great and sore lamentation.[418] But the
greatest honor conferred upon Jacob was the presence of
the Shekinah, who accompanied the cortege.[419]

The Canaanites had no intention at first to take part
in the mourning made for Jacob, but when they saw the
honors shown him, they joined the procession of the

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