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Celestial Bodies
Celestial
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies [Gk. só̄mata epouránia] (1 Cor. 15:40); NEB HEAVENLY BODIES. Paul’s reference here is first of all to the sun, moon, and stars, which he then takes as a figure for the resurrection body, the só̄ma pneumatikón (v 44). Although he mentions in v 41 the differences among the sun, moon,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CELESTIAL
CELESTIAL<se-les’-chal> ([ἐπουράνιος, epouranios], “above the sky,” “heavenly”): Peculiar to Paul’s majestic argument on the resurrection: celestial verses terrestrial bodies (1 Cor 15:40) with reference possibly to sun and moon, etc., but more probably to the bodies of angels in distinction
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Celestial Bodies
CELESTIAL BODIES Paul contrasted celestial bodies (sun, moon, and stars) with terrestrial bodies in explaining the difference between the present human body (physical) and the resurrection body (spiritual body, 1 Cor. 15:35–50). The two types of bodies are of an entirely different nature: one weak and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Celestial
CELESTIAL, sē̇-les′chal (ἐπουράνιος, epouránios, “above the sky,” “heavenly”): Peculiar to Paul’s majestic argument on the resurrection: celestial vs terrestrial bodies (1 Cor 15:40) with reference possibly to sun and moon, etc, but more probably to the bodies of angels in distinction from those of
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