Body and body parts
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Member [Heb. ʿēqer—‘offspring,’ šāp̱eḵâ—‘penis,’ nep̱eš—‘breath,’ bēn—‘son,’ yeṣurîm, bāśār—‘flesh’; Gk. mélos, bouleutḗs—‘council,’ sýntrophos—‘brought up together with,’ oikeios—‘belonging to the house’ (Eph. 2:19), sýssōmos—‘belonging to the same body’ (Eph. 3:6)]; AV also STOCK,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MEMBER1. Any part or organ of the body, such as a limb, hand or eye (Deut 1:25; Job 17:7; Mt 5:29–30; Rom 6:13, 19; 7:5, 23; 12:4; 1 Cor 12:12, 14–23; Col 3:5; Jas 3:5–6; 4:1).2. One of the persons composing a society or community (Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 12:12–17; Eph 4:25; 5:30), as in the case of the Church
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MEMBER (Gk. melos, a “limb”). A portion of the human body (Job 17:7; Rom. 6:13, 19; etc.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MEMBER — a word with at least two different meanings in the Bible:1. An organ of the human body, such as an arm or leg (Job 17:7; Matt. 5:29–30).2. A Christian. In the New Testament the “members” of the “body” of Christ are described in a symbolic way as the individual Christians who together compose
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEMBER<mem’-ber> 1. יָצֻר‎ [yatsur]; [μέλος, melos];2. שָׁפְכָה‎ [shaphekhah], “membrum virile” (Dt 23:1)):The first Hebrew word is derived from a root meaning “to knead,” “to mold in clay,” “to create.” It therefore denotes any feature or part of the body. “So the tongue also is a little
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Membership in the Church may be regarded from the point of view of the state law, which generally requires stated attendance on service and some measure of financial support, though in some states the determination is left to the Church’s own decision. (See Charters; Voters.) But the true standpoint
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Memʹbers. The word denotes properly the parts of the human body (1 Cor. 12:12–26), but is used figuratively to designate true believers who are members of Christ’s body (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:27).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MEMBERS Term used to describe body parts or individuals composing a group. Jesus warned of body parts which cause one to sin (Matt. 5:29). As a Christian Paul struggled with the reality of body parts which continue to give in to sin (Rom. 6:13). The bodily members are the sphere where the law of sin
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
member. A body part; also, one of the persons that compose a group. No Hebrew term corresponds precisely to English member, but modern versions use it occasionally in idiomatic expressions (e.g., “the members of his household,” Gen. 36:6; in the KJV, see Deut. 23:1; Job 17:7; Ps. 139:16). In the NT,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
MEMBER, memʹbẽr ([1] יָצֻר‎, yāçur; μέλος, mélos; [2] שָׁפְכָה‎, shāphekhāh, “membrum virile” [Dt 23:1]): The first Heb word is derived from a root meaning ‘to knead,’ “to mold in clay,” “to create.” It therefore denotes any feature or part of the body. “So the tongue also is a little member, and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MEMBERS [μέλη melē]. Members refers to parts of a body that constitute a unit, whether literally in the sense of a physical body or figuratively regarding a group of individuals.In both the OT and NT the word members can refer to parts of a group. In the OT the NRSV translates a variety of Hebrew terms