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BODY OF DEATH

deth (soma tou thanatou): These words are found in Paul's impassioned argument on the reign of the law, which dooms man to continuous disappointment and convinces him of the terrible power of indwelling sin. "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" (Romans 7:24 the King James Version). It is the "picture of the still unredeemed man in his relation to the law" (Meyer). The translation, "this body of death," though grammatically possible, is logically impermissible. The picture here before the mind of the apostle is not physical but ethical. Death points to the dominion of sin, to the reign of the law, as revealed in his physical life, from which he is delivered only through regeneration, by faith in Christ. It points to the "I must" and to the "I cannot." It is therefore the bondage under the law of sin, the body as the seat of this conscious and bitter struggle, that the figure points at. And yet the ethical may have a physical background. There may be a distant reference here to the dreadful punishment of the ancients of chaining the living body to a corpse, that the constant corruption of death might extinguish the life of the victim of this exquisite torture.

Henry E. Dosker

Greek
3498. nekros -- dead
... Phonetic Spelling: (nek-ros') Short Definition: dead, a corpse Definition: (a) adj:
dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. ...
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386. anastasis -- a standing up, ie a resurrection, a raising up ...
... literally, "stand up" (or "stand again"), referring to (of the body). ... a standing
up again, ie (literally) a resurrection from death (individual, genitive case ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4191. muth -- to die
... root Definition to die NASB Word Usage body (1), bring about my death (1), bring
death (1), caused the death (1), certainly die (1), certainly put (1 ...
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5038. nebelah -- a carcass, corpse
... corpse NASB Word Usage body (11), carcass (10), carcasses (11), corpse (2), corpses
(3), dead bodies (3), dead body (2), died a natural death (1), dies (1 ...
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5315. nephesh -- a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire ...
... 7), being (1), beings (3), body (1), breath (1), corpse (2), creature (6), creatures
(3), dead (1), dead person (2), deadly (1), death (1), defenseless* (1 ...
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Library

"This Body of Death," So Called from Its Defect, not from Its ...
... A Treatise on nature and grace, against pelagius; Chapter 65 [LV.]""This Body
of Death," So Called from Its Defect, Not from Its Substance. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 65 lv this body of.htm

The Story of Hermotimus, and the Sleeplessness of the Emperor Nero ...
... Chapter XLIV."The Story of Hermotimus, and the Sleeplessness of the Emperor
Nero. No Separation of the Soul from the Body Until Death. ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter xliv the story of hermotimus.htm

The Death of Christ
... O Grave, where is thy victory?" [26]. "Well then," some people may say, "if the
essential thing was that He should surrender His body to death in place of all ...
/.../athanasius/on the incarnation of the word/chapter 4 the death of.htm

Of that Death which Can Affect an Immortal Soul, and of that to ...
... The death, then, of the soul takes place when God forsakes it, as the death
of the body when the soul forsakes it. Therefore the ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 2 of that death which.htm

The one Death and Resurrection of the Body of Christ Harmonizes ...
... Now the death of the soul is ungodliness, and the death of the body is corruptibility,
through which comes also a departure of the soul from the body. ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 3 the one death and.htm

Death Entirely Separates the Soul from the Body.
... being taught of God, maintain it with such beggarly arguments, that they would fain
have it supposed that certain souls cleave to the body even after death. ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter li death entirely separates the.htm

It is one Thing to Depart from the Body, Another Thing to be ...
... lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh, so that we cannot
do the things that we would." [1410] Now from this body of death not every one ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter viii 17 it is one.htm

Whether Death and Other Defects of the Body are the Effects of Sin
... Article Five Whether Death and Other Defects of the Body are the Effects of Sin.
Whether Death and Other Defects of the Body are the Effects of Sin ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article five whether death and.htm

The Word, Since Death Alone could Stay the Plague, Took a Mortal ...
... while it was impossible for the Word to suffer death, being immortal, and Son of
the Father; to this end He takes to Himself a body capable of death, that it ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/section 9 the word since.htm

Of the Evil of Death in General, Considered as the Separation of ...
... Book XIII. Chapter 6."Of the Evil of Death in General, Considered as the
Separation of Soul and Body. Wherefore, as regards bodily ...
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