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Bodily Exercise • Fitness
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Exercise As a verb this term is used ten times by the RSV with two different shades of meaning: (1) “to do,” “to put into action,” “to perform,” as in Lev. 25:33 (Heb. gāʾal, “exercise the right of redemption”), Mt. 20:25 and Mk. 10:42 (Gk. katakyrieúō, “exercise authority”), Rev. 13:5 (“exercise
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Exercise Bodily
EXERCISE BODILY. Paul frequently referred to the athletic contests of his day to illustrate spiritual truth (see 1 Cor 9:24–27; 1 Tim 6:12; 2 Tim 2:5; 4:7). He was not opposed to bodily exercise (Gr. gymnasia, 1 Tim 4:8), but to the ascetic mortification of the body as practiced by the Essenes and other
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Exercise, Bodily
EXERCISE, BODILY. Exercise or training of the body, i.e., gymnastics (1 Tim. 4:8). The apostle appears to disparage not the athletic discipline, but rather that ascetic mortification of the fleshly appetites and even innocent affections (cf. 1 Tim. 4:3; Col. 2:23) characteristic of some Jewish fanatics,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Exercise, bodily
Exercise, bodily(1 Tim. 4:8). An ascetic mortification of the flesh and denial of personal gratification (comp. Col. 2:23) to which some sects of the Jews, especially the Essenes, attached importance.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Exercise, Bodily
EXERCISE, BODILY — physical training or athletic discipline such as that practiced by competitors in gymnastics (1 Tim. 4:8). The apostle Paul often referred to athletic contests to illustrate spiritual truths (1 Cor. 9:24–27; 2 Tim. 2:5; 4:7).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EXERCISE<ek’-ser-siz> ([עָשָׂה‎, ̀asah]; [γυμνάζω, gumnazo], [ποιέω, poieo]) : “Exercise” (meaning originally, “to drive or thrust out”) has different shades of meaning: It means1. “to do,” “to put into action” (Jeremiah 9:24, `asah, “to do,” “Yahweh who exerciseth lovingkindness”;
Compton’s Encyclopedia
exerciseThe physical training of the human body to improve the way it functions is known as exercise. Exercise can be categorized as either active or passive. Exercise involving voluntary physical effort such as walking, swimming, bicycling, and jogging is known as active exercise. Passive exercise
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
EXERCISE The Bible speaks only briefly of physical exercise. First Timothy 4:8 recognizes the value of bodily training but subordinates it to the greater value of godliness. Because the human body was created by God, it is incumbent on people to care for their bodies. This is particularly true for Christians
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
EXERCISE, ekʹsẽr-siz (עָשָׂה‎, ‛āsāh; γυμνάζω, gumnázō, ποιέω, poiéō): “Exercise” (meaning originally, “to drive or thrust out”) has different shades of meaning: It means (1) “to do,” “to put into action” (Jer 9:24, ‛āsāh, “to do,” “Jeh who exerciseth lovingkindness”; Rev 13:12, poieō, “to