506. And shall not suffer their bodies to be put into monuments, signifies that they condemned and will condemn them. By "bodies" are here signified the two essentials of the New Church (of which, n. 505 and above); and by "not suffering them to be put into monuments," is signified to reject them as condemned. This is signified, because by "being put into monuments," or "buried," is signified resurrection and continuation of life, for then those things are committed to the earth which are from the earth, thus which are earthly and thence unclean; therefore by "not being put into monuments," or "not being buried," is signified to continue in things earthly and unclean, and for that reason to be rejected as condemned. It was on this account that in the church with the sons of Israel, which was a representative church, it was instituted, that they who were considered as condemned, should be cast forth and not buried, as is evident from these things:
Thus saith Jehovah concerning them, they shall die of grievous deaths, they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth; and their carcass shall be for food to the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth (Jer. 16:3-4).
The prophets that prophesy a lie shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, none burying (Jer. 14:16).
In that day they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets out of their sepulchers; they shall not be collected nor buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth (Jer. 8:1-2).
That the dogs devoured Jezebel in the field, none burying (2 Kings 9:10).
Thou wast cast out of thy sepulchre like an abominable shoot; as a carcass trodden under feet (Isa. 14:19-20);
besides other places; as in Jer. 25:32-33; 22:19; 7:32-33; 19:11-12; 2 Kings 23:16).