(מות, māweth; θάνατος, thánatos):

The word “Death” is used in the sense of (1) The process of dying (Genesis 21:16); (2) The period of decease (Genesis 27:7); (3) as a possible synonym for poison (2 Kings 4:40); (4) as descriptive of person in danger of perishing (Judges 15:18; “in deaths oft” 2 Corinthians 11:23). In this sense the shadow of death is a familiar expression in Job, the Psalms and the Prophets; (5) death is personified in 1 Corinthians 15:55 and Revelation 20:14. Deliverance from this catastrophe is called the “issues from death” (Psalms 68:20 the King James Version; translated “escape” in the Revised Version). Judicial execution, “putting to death,” is mentioned 39 times in the Levitical Law.

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Author: International Std. Bible Encyclopedia

Keywords: Death, Hades, Hell, Sheol, Grave, Burial, Funeral

Source: James Orr (editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 5 volume set.

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