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Dead
The Dead
Dictionaries
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dead, the
DEAD, THE. The word “dead” as an adjective is many times applied to individuals in the Bible from Sarah to Sapphira. The usual words referring to the dead are môt in the OT and nekros in the NT. The OT also uses the word nepesh (usually translated “soul”) for a dead body, but this happens because the
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Dead
DEAD מתים‎ / מתI. The Hebrew Bible uses the word mēt/mētîm to refer to the dead as well as the related term rĕpāʾîm →‘Rephaim’. Several words (nepeš mēt, nepeš ʾādām, peger, gĕwiyyâ, nĕbēlâ, mappēlâ, gûpâ) are used to refer to the corpses of humans and/or animals. On occasions, the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dead, the
DEAD, THE — those no longer alive; the deceased. The ancient Hebrews thought of the deceased as going to Sheol, the abode of the dead, a netherworld where the dead have a shadowy existence. Apparently at death, according to the Old Testament view, even believers in God went to Sheol.This belief would
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEAD
DEAD<ded> ([מוּת‎, muth]; [νεκρός, nekros]): Used in several senses:1. as a substantive, denoting the body deprived of life, as when Abraham speaks of burying his dead (Genesis 23);2. as a collective noun including all those that have passed away from life (as Revelation 20:12). In several passages
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dead
dead. The participial form of the Hebrew verb mût H4637 (“to die”) is the general OT word for “dead,” applied to men or animal alike (Exod. 21:35). Occasionally, it can refer to a living person in a prospective sense, such as in God’s warning to Abimelech that he was a dead man because of Sarah (Gen.
Dead, State of the
dead, state of the. On the subject of the condition of those who have departed this life, divine revelation is progressive. By this is meant that there is development, not from error to truth, but from a little truth to more truth, although even in the NT there is little said by comparison with what
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Dead, Intermediate State of The
DEAD, INTERMEDIATE STATE OF THEThe intermediate state of the dead refers to the condition of the dead between the time of death and the resurrection from the dead.Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dead
DEAD, ded (מוּת‎, mūth; νεκρός, nekrós): Used in several senses: (1) as a substantive, denoting the body deprived of life, as when Abraham speaks of burying his dead (Gen 23); (2) as a collective noun including all those that have passed away from life (as Rev 20:12). In several passages dead in this
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Dead, Ceremonies for The
DEAD, Ceremonies for theI. FuneralsII. Remembrance of the dead.In honoring their dead, the living display, more or less consciously, the belief that the dead survive their disappearance and need appropriate care in the afterlife. When this care, besides being a natural expression of affection, is
Key passages
Tob 3:7–8

On the same day at Ecbatana in Media it happened that Sarah the daughter of Raguel was also reproached by her father’s maidservants because she was given seven husbands. But Asmodeus the evil demon killed them before they could be with her as with a wife. …

Tob 14:1–2

So Tobit ended by giving thanks. He was fifty-eight years old when he lost his sight, and after eight years he saw again. And he gave alms and continued to fear the Lord God and confessed him.

Jdt 8:2–3

Her husband was Manasseh of her tribe and family, and he died in the days of the barley harvest. For he stood over the binding of sheaves in the field, and the burning heat came upon his head, and he fell upon his bed and died in Bethulia, his city. So they buried him with his fathers in the …

Wis 1:12–13

Do not strive for death in the wandering of your life, or invite destruction by the works of your hands, because God does not cause death or delight in the destruction of living ones.

Sir 14:12–13

Remember that death will not delay, and the covenant of Hades has not been revealed to you. Before you die, treat a friend well, and reach out and give to him according to your power.

See also
Ge 3:19; Ge 23:1–2; Ge 35:8; Ge 35:18–19; Nu 20:1; Nu 20:28–29; Dt 10:6; 1 Sa 4:11; 1 Sa 4:18; 1 Sa 31:2; 2 Sa 11:16–17; 2 Sa 12:18; 1 Ki 13:24; 1 Ki 14:17; 1 Ki 14:20; 1 Ki 14:31; 1 Ki 15:8; 1 Ki 15:24; 1 Ki 16:6; 1 Ki 16:22; 1 Ki 16:28; 1 Ki 17:17; 1 Ki 20:36; 1 Ki 21:13; 1 Ki 22:50; 2 Ki 1:17; 2 Ki 4:1; 2 Ki 4:20; 2 Ki 7:17; 2 Ki 8:24; 2 Ki 9:24; 2 Ki 9:27; 2 Ki 10:35; 2 Ki 13:9; 2 Ki 13:13; 2 Ki 13:24; 2 Ki 14:16; 2 Ki 14:19; 2 Ki 14:29; 2 Ki 15:7; 2 Ki 15:22; 2 Ki 15:38; 2 Ki 16:20; 2 Ki 20:21; 2 Ki 21:18; 2 Ki 23:34; 2 Ki 24:6; 2 Ch 12:16; 2 Ch 14:1; 2 Ch 16:13; 2 Ch 21:1; 2 Ch 21:19; 2 Ch 24:15; 2 Ch 26:23; 2 Ch 27:9; 2 Ch 28:27; 2 Ch 32:33; 2 Ch 33:20; Ps 13:3; Ps 73:4; Ps 88:10; Ps 116:3; Ec 4:2; Ec 7:1; Ec 8:8; Ec 12:5; So 8:6; Is 6:1; Is 53:8–9; Is 53:12; Is 65:20; Je 16:4; Je 20:6; Je 22:12; Je 22:26; Je 34:4–5; Je 42:22; Je 50:30; Je 50:35–37; Je 51:4; Eze 17:21; Eze 24:18; Eze 31:17; Eze 32:20–32; Eze 35:7–8; Da 5:30; Ho 7:16; Ho 9:12; Am 7:17; Am 8:3; Am 9:4; Am 9:10; Na 3:3; Tob 14:11–14; Wis 1:15–16; Wis 2:24; Wis 16:13–14; Wis 18:20; Sir 11:28; Sir 14:17–18; Sir 22:11; Sir 28:21; Sir 30:17; Sir 33:24; Sir 38:23; Sir 41:1–4; Sir 47:23; Song Thr 66; Bel 1; 1 Mac 2:69–70; 1 Mac 3:58–59; 1 Mac 6:8–17; 1 Mac 6:43–47; 1 Mac 9:54–57; 2 Mac 6:18–20; 2 Mac 6:27–28; 2 Mac 6:31; 2 Mac 11:23; 2 Mac 13:4–8; 2 Esd 3:7–11; 2 Esd 7:48; 2 Esd 7:78–87; 2 Esd 7:127–131; 2 Esd 8:4–6; 2 Esd 8:59–60; 2 Esd 10:1–4; 4 Mac 9:25; 4 Mac 12:1; Ps Sol 7:4; Ps Sol 16:1–3; Laod 7–8; Mk 5:35; Mk 8:31; Mk 9:31; Mk 10:33–34; Mk 15:37; Lk 7:12; Lk 8:42; Lk 8:49; Lk 8:53; Lk 9:27; Lk 13:4; Lk 16:22; Lk 22:33; Lk 23:46; Jn 5:24; Jn 6:49; Jn 8:21; Jn 8:24; Jn 8:52–53; Jn 11:11; Jn 11:14; Jn 11:16; Jn 19:30–33; Jn 21:18–19; Ac 2:29; Ac 5:5; Ac 5:10; Ac 5:37; Ac 9:37; Ac 13:36; Ac 20:9; Ro 5:12–17; Ro 5:21; Ro 6:3–11; Ro 6:16; Ro 6:21–23; Ro 7:2–6; Ro 7:8–10; Ro 8:34; Ro 8:38; Ro 14:9; 1 Co 3:22; 1 Co 7:39; 1 Co 15:21–22; 1 Co 15:56; 2 Co 2:16; 2 Co 5:14–15; 2 Co 7:10; 1 Th 4:13–14; 2 Ti 4:6; Heb 2:9; Heb 2:14–15; Heb 9:16–17; Heb 9:27; Jas 1:15; Jas 5:20; 2 Pe 1:14; Re 6:8; Re 8:11; Re 14:13; Re 21:4;