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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Earthly
Earthly [Gk. epígeios] (Jn. 3:12; 2 Cor. 5:1; Phil. 3:19; Jas. 3:15); NEB also “things on earth,” EARTH-BOUND; [epí tḗs gḗs] (Col. 3:5); AV “upon the earth”; NEB “which belong to the earth”; [katá sárka, tḗs sarkós] (Eph. 6:5; Col. 3:22; He. 12:9); AV “according to the flesh,” “of flesh”;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Earthly
Earthly (Gk. epígeios “belonging to the earth”). That which takes place on earth, in contrast to that which occurs in heaven (e.g., 1 Cor. 15:40, “terrestrial”; so RSV, KJV; NIV, JB “earthly”). The “earthly things” mentioned at John 3:12 probably refer to the discourse between Jesus and Nicodemus
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EARTHLY
EARTHLY<urth’-li> ([ἐπίγειος, epigeios], “existing upon the earth,” “terrestrial,” from [ἐπί, epi], “upon” and [γη̂, ge], “earth”; Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) terrenus): Of or pertaining to the earth, or to the present state of existence. The word epigeios is not found in
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Earthly Paradise
Paradise (Earthly).—In Holy Scripture, the word paradise properly speaking signifies an orchard; sometimes it means a grove. The Septuagint employed this term in speaking of the Garden of Eden. In the New Testament the word paradise means a place of delight, where the blessed enjoy eternal beatitude.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Earthly And Heavenly
EARTHLY AND HEAVENLY (ἐπίγειος, ἐπουράνιος).—The Gr. words are found in the Gospels only in Jn 3:12 [ἐπουράνιος, however, occurs as a variant leading (TR) in Mt 18:35, where some critical editors prefer οὐράνιος], in Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus, and are best interpreted in the light
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Earthly
EARTHLY, ûrthʹli (ἐπίγειος, epígeios, “existing upon the earth,” “terrestrial,” from ξπί, epí, “upon” and γῆ, gḗ, “earth”; Vulg terrenus): Of or pertaining to the earth, or to the present state of existence. The word epigeios is not found in LXX, but occurs in classical Gr from Plato down. In Plutarch
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