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Everlasting Punishment
Eternal Punishment • Punishment, Eternal • Punishment, Everlasting
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Punishment, Everlasting
punishment, everlasting, the concept that after death an individual can be subjected to ongoing retribution for evil acts committed during life. The idea developed slowly over a long period of time. The ancient Hebrews, like other Semitic peoples of the ancient Near East, believed that at death the human
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Hell, Abyss, Eternal Punishment
Hell, Abyss, Eternal PunishmentA belief in divine punishment after death was widespread in Jewish and Greco-Roman thought. In our literature one finds the specific expectation of everlasting torment by the one righteous God, directed against all who are outside of Christ. The canon of Scripture and
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Punishment, Everlasting
Punishment, Everlastingpunishment, everlasting, the concept that after death an individual can be subjected to ongoing retribution for evil acts committed during life. The idea developed slowly over a long period of time. The ancient Hebrews, like the other Semitic peoples of the ancient Near East,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Punishment, Everlasting
PUNISHMENT, EVERLASTING — the final judgment of God upon the wicked. The classic example of eternal punishment in the Old Testament is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:15–28). While speaking about wicked angels who are being held in “everlasting chains,” the writer of Jude in the New Testament
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Eternal Fire
ETERNAL FIRE.—An expression twice used by Christ in reference to the future punishment of the wicked. In Mt 18:8 βληθῆναι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον stands in contrast to εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ζωήν; and from Mt 25:41 we learn that this eternal fire, into which the wicked are to be cast, was prepared
Eternal Punishment
ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.—RV of Mt 25:46 (εἰς κὁλασιν αἰώνιον). The AV here and in 26 other passages has ‘everlasting.’ The adjective αἰώνιος occurs 70 times in the NT (1 Ti 6:19 omitted in RV), and in the RV, with one exception (Philem 15), is uniformly rendered ‘eternal.’ This is a distinct gain, as
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Endless Punishment
Endless PunishmentThe doctrine of Scripture that the finally unrepentant will be punished for their sin forever in hell. The same terminology is used to describe the everlasting duration of hell’s punishments and to describe the everlasting duration of eternal life (Matt. 25:46 speaks of both). Nowhere
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Everlasting Punishment
EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT God’s unending punishment of sinners beyond this life is known as eternal punishment. The Bible teaches that unrepentant, unforgiven sinners will be punished (Dan. 12:2; Matt. 10:15; John 5:28–29; Rom. 5:12–21). The unending nature of this punishment is emphasized in Scripture
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Punishment, Eternal
punishment, eternal. This specific phrase occurs once, namely, in Jesus’ parable of the sheep and the goats: “Then they will go away to eternal punishment [eis kolasin aiōnion], but the righteous into eternal life [eis zōēn aiōnion]” (Matt. 25:46; the KJV, apparently for the sake of stylistic variety,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Eternal Punishment
Eternal Punishment. Sin will be punished (Dan. 12:2; Matt. 10:15; John 5:28–29; Rom. 5:12–21), with the duration of this punishment sometimes expressed in the NT by aiōn or one of its derivatives (e.g., Matt. 18:8; 25:41, 46; 2 Thess. 1:9). Aiōn means “old age,” and it was used of the never-ending “age
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