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If we know a Tzaddiks body after death does not decompose, why does the Torah record that Moshe took Yosef's bones to Eretz Yisrael? Shouldn't it have said Moshe took Yosef's entire body to Eretz Yisrael for burial?

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    Not all righteous people remain whole. How do you know that Yosef's body remained whole? Actually the fact that they only took his bones proves the exact opposite. – Gershon Gold Feb 1 at 21:18
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    If we know that, the question stands. But do we know that? How? – Double AA Feb 1 at 21:18
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    "we know a Tzaddiks body after death does not decompose". Welcome pine5900 to Mi Yodeya! Could you please clarify how "we" know this? Maybe there are those who don't, making it harder to answer. – robev Feb 1 at 21:19
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    @GershonGold Because he was mummified, apparently (admittedly not the reason the OP gave) – b a Feb 1 at 21:24
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    Maybe when the Torah says atzmos Yosef it means his embalmed body? – The GRAPKE Feb 2 at 1:01

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