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Belly

Belly [N]

the seat of the carnal affections ( Titus 1:12 ; Phil 3:19 ; Romans 16:18 ). The word is used symbolically for the heart ( Proverbs 18:8 ; 20:27 ; 22:18 , marg.). The "belly of hell" signifies the grave or underworld ( Jonah 2:2 ).

These dictionary topics are from
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

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Belly". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

BELLY

bel'-i:

gachon = "the external abdomen" (Genesis 3:14; Leviticus 11:42). qobhah = "the abdominal cavity" (Numbers 25:8 the American Standard Revised Version "body"). beTen = "the internal abdomen," "the womb" (1 Kings 7:20; Job 15:2,35 the King James Version; Job 20:15,23; 40:16; Psalms 17,14; Proverbs 13:25; 18:20; Jeremiah 1:5; Ezekiel 3:3); also figuratively "the internal regions," "the body of anything" (Jonah 2:2). me`eh = "intestines," "abdomen" (Daniel 2:32; Jonah 1:17; 2:1,2). In the New Testament koilia = "a cavity," espec ially the abdominal (Matthew 12:40; 15:17; Mark 7:19); the seat of appetite and of the carnal affections (Romans 16:18; 1 Corinthians 6:13; Philippians 3:19; Revelation 10:9,10); the innermost of the soul (the American Revised Version, margin John 7:38).

Frank E. Hirsch


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BELLY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.