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