Life and Death • Lifetime • Long Life • Longetivity
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Life. In biblical perspective, life flows from the living Father through the Son (his agent in creation and redemption) into a world thirsting for “real” life (see Jn 6:57).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
LifeThe most basic reality common to God and mankind, native to God and imparted bv Him to His creatures, first by creation, then by redemption. Angels, plants, and animals constitute other orders of created life.Hebrew terms include nep̱eš, meaning “soul” (that which animates the body), “breath,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LIFE In biblical perspective, life flows from the living Father through the Son (his agent in creation and redemption) into a world thirsting for “real” life (see Jn 6:57).The Living Father God the Father is above all else “the living God” (Jer 10:10; Jn 5:26). God, the source of all life (1 Tm 6:13),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
life. Most references to life in the Hebrew Bible refer to life on this earth. God is the living God (Jer. 10:10), who alone creates human existence on earth and brings life and death to individuals (Gen. 2:7; 1 Sam. 2:6). Life is God’s basic blessing (Deut. 30:19). The word “life” frequently refers
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LIFE. In the OT life is primarily referred to by nephesh and hay. Basically nephesh means “breath,” “soul,” “life with individual existence.” “self.” In connection with life it signifies: (1) the life principle, that which breathes (Gen 9:4–5; 35:18; Lev 17:11; 1 Kgs 17:21–22); (2) physical life (1 Sam
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LifeThe basic quality of existence, in the Bible predicated primarily of God and then of humans, animals, and plants.The Hebrew and Greek terms generally translated “life” are several and varied. In the OT ḥayyɩ̂m, “life” (probably an abstract pl.), often connotes the span of human existence (Gen.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
LifeThree different Greek words are used in the Gospels to convey different aspects of the concept of life. Bios refers to daily life and one’s resources for living. Psychē signifies the self-conscious individual self and can often be translated by a personal pronoun. Zōē usually denotes life as
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Life and deathPaul uses the terms life and death in diverse contexts and with more than one referent. But broadly speaking, he sees life and death as opposed to one another, with life the gift from God and death the penalty of sin. Believers pass from the realm of death to life by dying with Christ.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LIFE The various words that have been translated as “life” in the Bible have about the same broad range of meanings as the word “life” does in English. Life can be simply the principle that separates animate from inanimate matter, or the lifetime of a person, or the way in which a person lives, or the
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Life and Death
Life and DeathGod is the “living God” (Heb 3:12) and the Creator, and thus he has the power to give life. Human beings live or die at God’s sufferance, and they may be divided into “the living and dead” (Acts 10:42; 1 Pet 4:5; 2 Clem. 1.1; Barn. 7.2). 1. Background 2. Acts 3. Hebrews and General
Key passages
Ge 2:7

when Yahweh God formed the man of dust from the ground, and he blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Jn 5:24–29

Truly, truly I say to you that the one who hears my word and who believes the one who sent me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. “Truly, truly I say to you, that an hour is coming—and now is here—when the dead will hear the voice of the Son …

Jn 11:25–26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die forever. Do you believe this?”