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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Burn; Burning

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bûrn , bûrn´ing : Figurative: In addition to the ordinary meaning, burn is used metaphorically in the following passages of the New Testament:

(1) καίω , kaı́ō (Luke 24:32 ), "Was not our heart burning within us," i.e. greatly moved.

(2) πυρόω , puróō , used twice, once in the sense of inflamed with sexual desire (1 Corinthians 7:9 ), "For it is better to marry than to burn" and in 2 Corinthians 11:29 of the heat of the passions, here of grief, or anger, "Who is offended (the American Standard Revised Version "caused to stumble") and I burn not?" See also PUNISHMENTS .


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Burn; Burning'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/b/burn-burning.html. 1915.

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