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Corruption of Body
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CORRUPTION. This word translates various nouns from the Heb. root shāḥat (OT) and Gr. root phtheirō (NT), “to ruin,” “destroy.” Corruption may be physical: blemished animals (Lev 22:25); disfigured faces (Dan 10:8): desecrated shrine, whose high place is therefore called “mount of corruption” (q.v.;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CORRUPTION (Gk. phthora, diaphthora) in evv, and especially av, usually connotes the transience of the present world order. In Rom. 8:21 it is used of the liability of the material universe to change and decay; contrast the ‘imperishable’ (Gk. aphthartos) inheritance reserved for believers (1 Pet. 1:4).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CORRUPTION. The rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, signifying (1) the decay of the body (Job 17:14; Ps. 16:10, KJV; NASB renders “the pit,” NIV “decay”); (2) the blemishes that rendered an animal unfit for sacrifice (Lev. 22:25); (3) the demoralization of heart and life through sin (Gen. 6:12;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CORRUPTION — decay of the body (Acts 2:27, 31) and degradation of human life through the power of sin (2 Pet. 1:4). But because of the resurrection of Christ our bodies, sown in corruption (subject to the decay and dissolution of organic matter), will be raised in incorruption (1 Cor. 15:42, 50–54).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
CorruptionCorruption is a decay into a state of rottenness. Although the Bible supplies images of physical corruption-the stench in Egypt after some of the plagues; the worm-infested manna that some people left until the sabbath (Ex 16:20); the whitewashed tombs to which Jesus compares the Pharisees,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CORRUPTION<ko-rup’-shun>: The Hebrew words [מִשְׁחָת, mishchath], [מַשְׁחָת, mashchath], [מַשְׁחִית, mashchith], and their Greek equivalents, [φθορά, phthora], and [διαφθορά, diaphthora], with numerous derivatives and cognate verbs, imply primarily physical degeneration and decay (Job 17:14; Acts
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CORRUPTION [שְׁאוֹל sheʾol; διαφθορά diaphthora, φθορά phthora]. Diaphthora and phthora refer to a place called The PIT or SHEOL (LXX Ps 15:10 [16:10]; Job 33:28), or to an act of corruption as in Paul’s letters where phthora is the decay of the body at the time of death. Under the influence of Jewish
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