( 1 Timothy 4:8 ). An ascetic mortification of the flesh and denial of personal gratification (Compare Colossians 2:23 ) to which some sects of the Jews, especially the Essenes, attached importance.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Exercise, bodily". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .