generally of physical life ( Genesis 2:7 ; Luke 16:25 , etc.); also used figuratively (1) for immortality ( Hebrews 7:16 ); (2) conduct or manner of life ( Romans 6:4 ); (3) spiritual life or salvation ( John 3:16 John 3:17 John 3:18 John 3:36 ); (4) eternal life ( Matthew 19:16 Matthew 19:17 ; John 3:15 ); of God and Christ as the absolute source and cause of all life ( John 1:4 ; John 5:26 John 5:39 ; 11:25 ; 12:50 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Life". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".