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Flesh: In the Old Testament denotes

1. A particular part of the body of man and animals (Genesis 2:21; 41:2)

(Psalms 102:5) marg.;

2. The whole body (Psalms 16:9)

3. All living things having flesh, and particularly humanity as a whole (Genesis 6:12,13)

4. Mutability and weakness (2 Chronicles 32:8) comp. (Isaiah 31:3; Psalms 78:39)

5. As suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression "heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19)

6. The expression "my flesh and bone" (Judges 9:2; Isaiah 58:7) denotes relationship.

In the New Testament, besides these it is also used to denote:

1. the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the "Spirit"

(Romans 6:19; Matthew 16:17)

2. Being "in the flesh" means being unrenewed (Romans 7:5; 8:8,9)

3. and to live "according to the flesh" is to live and act sinfully

(Romans 8:4,5,7,12)

4. This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14) "The Word was made flesh." Comp. also (1 Timothy 3:16; Romans 1:3)

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