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Bones
Body and body parts
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bone
Bone. One of the separate parts of the human or animal skeleton. After death, bones retain their form long after the soft tissues have decomposed, so bones are often associated with dead bodies or with death itself. The Israelites were concerned about proper respect for the bodies of the dead (Gn 50:25;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bone; Bones
Bone; Bones [Heb. ‘eṣem, pl ‘ōṣem, ‘āṣam—‘break bones’ (Jer. 50:17), gerem (Job. 40:18; Prov. 17:22; 25:15); Aram geram (Dnl. 6:24); Gk. ostéon]; AV also LIFE (Job. 7:15); NEB also BODY, LIMBS, MARROW, STRENGTH, etc. Very often we find these words used in metaphorical phrases, in which a disease
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bone
BONE One of the separate parts of the human or animal skeleton. After death, bones retain their form long after the soft tissues have decomposed, so bones are often associated with dead bodies or with death itself. The Israelites were concerned about proper respect for the bodies of the dead (Gn 50:25;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bone
BONE. Four words are used for “bone” in the Bible.1. The Heb. word gerem is used metaphorically of character or personality in Prov 17:22; 25:15).2. Heb. ˓eṣem refers to bone or substance (Gen 2:23; Ex 13:19; 2 Sam 21:12); to the body or physical frame (Lam 4:8); to the substance of the sky, i.e.,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bones
BONES (Heb. ‘eṣem, common in the OT; Gk. osteon, in the NT only 5 times). As the basic and most durable part of the human body, the bones are used to describe the deepest feelings, affections and affiliations (Gn. 29:14; Jdg. 9:2; Jb. 2:5; 30:30; Ps. 22:17) often with ‘flesh’ as a parallel. The decent
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bone
BONE. This word is used figuratively, as “bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh” (Gen. 2:23), “of his flesh, and of his bones” (Eph. 5:30, KJV; “members of His body,” NASB and NIV), to mean the same nature and being united in the nearest relation. Iniquities are said to be in men’s bones when their
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bone, Bones
BONE, BONES — the skeletal framework of the human body. The bones of Joseph were revered by the Israelites (Ex. 13:19). In the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37:1–14), the dead bones came to life, showing that the Jews would be restored as a nation after their years of Captivity
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Bone
BoneThe Hebrews knew that the bones supported the body and that great bones meant great strength (Job 40:18). The articulations of the skeleton also provided natural divisions for sacrificial animals, whose bones should not be broken, so bone occasionally designated the severed limbs (Judg 19:29) or
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BONE; BONES
BONE; BONES<bon> (עֶצֶם‎ [̀etsem], גֶּרֶם‎ [̀otsem]; Aramaic [gerem], by extension used for “bony frame,” “body,” “strength,” Psalm 35:10; “the whole man”; Luke 24:39, “flesh and bones = the solid and tangible framework of the body; figuratively the substance, the idea of a thing, the thing,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
bone
boneA living tissue with many vital functions, bone provides structure and support to the body. It stores minerals such as calcium and is the site where most blood cells are made. Bone is found in all vertebrates except cartilaginous fishes and primitive jawless fishes.About 60 percent of fully developed
skeleton
skeletonModern bird skeleton.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The bones of the body form a framework called the skeleton. This framework supports and protects the softer tissues. All the higher animals have an internal skeleton (endoskeleton) with a central spine, or backbone. Many lower animals,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bones
BONES While often referring to the skeletal remains of humans (Gen. 50:25; Exod. 13:19; 1 Sam. 31:13), “bones” were also referred to metaphorically. “Rottenness in his bones” signified one whose wife caused shame and confusion (Prov. 12:4; 14:30, “to the bones” HCSB) or could refer to dejectedness and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bone
bone. Bones constitute the central framework of the body, and the significance of most scriptural uses of the word can readily be understood if this is remembered. Thus it was important that the bones of the dead be revered (Exod. 13:19; Josh. 24:32; 2 Sam. 21:12, 14). In contrast, Jer. 8:1 shows how
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