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Refers to a person’s physical body or to the Church (in the figurative sense of the “body of Christ”). For further details, see these articles: Body of Christ; Resurrection; Spiritual Body.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Body. Term used biblically in several different ways, including certain metaphorical or theological expressions. Many of the biblical references illustrate special features of Hebrew thought about human life.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Body. The concomitant relation of form to being is fundamental to the biblical concept of the body. Man is viewed as a psychophysical unity in which, contrary to Greek philosophy and to some modern psychology, the body is not separated from the spiritual aspect of man. I. OT II. NT III. Related Concepts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BODY Term used biblically in several different ways, including certain metaphorical or theological expressions. Many of the biblical references illustrate special features of Hebrew thought about human life.In the Old Testament The OT writers used a number of Hebrew words translated “body” in English
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
body, the physical aspect of human beings and animals. The term can sometimes refer to a corpse or carcass (Lev. 21:11; Deut. 21:1–3; Josh. 8:9; 1 Kings 13:25; Mark 15:43; Luke 17:37; 24:3, 23; Acts 9:40; Heb. 13:11; Jude 9), but it is most often used simply to refer to a person’s physical being (e.g.,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BODY. In the KJV no less than 14 Heb. words are translated “body” in the OT. But most of these indicate a part of the body. Five of them literally mean “back.” A common one, beten, means “belly” or “womb.” Another refers to the “thigh.” Still another describes the body as a “sheath.” Another word means
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
BodySemitic thought made no clear distinction between the physical and spiritual or psychological aspects of human existence, hence the OT contains no word which connotes “body” in the modern understanding of the term. Heb. bākār, “flesh,” which designates basically the whole exterior being of a person
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Body (Heb. bāśār, gewiyyâ Gk.sárx, sṓma). † Semitic thought made no clear distinction between the physical and spiritual or psychological aspects of human existence, hence the Old Testament contains no word which connotes “body” in the modern understanding of the term. Heb. gewiyyâ, which
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
BodyThe term sōma (“body”) occurs in the Pauline letters a total of ninety-one times, with a rich diversity of meanings. The bulk of the references to sōma in the Pauline letters are expressions of the body/member(s) analogy, particularly as an image of a Christian congregation (notably in Rom 12:4–5;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BODY. The lowest part of man as a triune being, in which his soul and spirit reside (1 Thess. 5:23). In the body of a redeemed man the Holy Spirit dwells (1 Cor. 6:19; 2 Pet. 1:13–14), and his body is said to be peculiarly God’s property (1 Cor. 6:20). Its members are to be yielded unto God as instruments