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The Tidings of the Resurrection (Author: [unknown])

section 12

Then it is asked with regard to the excess of the hairs and to nails, how will they be disposed of in the Resurrection? Augustine the holy man puts that question, and his opinion is that in the Resurrection beyond the excess of the hairs and the nails will not be returned into themselves merely, but into the nature of the body in general. For it is not of the length of the hairs, that is, of their excess, but of their number only that Jesus in the gospel is mindful when he commits this to His apostles, and says ‘the hairs of your head’, says Jesus to His apostles, ‘are in a definite number and in sure knowledge with the Lord, and they will all remain for you with Him there at the Resurrection’.