Dead - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun and Adjective,G3498, nekros ]
is used of
(a) the death of the body, cp. James 2:26, its most frequent sense;
(b) the actual spiritual condition of unsaved men, Matthew 8:22; John 5:25; Ephesians 2:1, Ephesians 2:5; Ephesians 5:14; Philippians 3:11; Colossians 2:13; cp. Luke 15:24;
(c) the ideal spiritual condition of believers in regard to sin, Romans 6:11;
(d) a church in declension, inasmuch as in that state it is inactive and barren, Revelation 3:1;
(e) sin, which apart from law cannot produce a sense of guilt, Romans 7:8;
(f) the body of the believer in contrast to his spirit, Romans 8:10;
(g) the works of the Law, inasmuch as, however good in themselves, Romans 7:13, they cannot produce life, Hebrews 6:1; Hebrews 9:14;
(h) the faith that does not produce works, James 2:17, James 2:26; cp. James 2:20. * [* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, p. 143.]

[ B-1,Verb,G3499, nekroo ]
to put to death," is used in the Active Voice in the sense of destroying the strength of, depriving of power, with reference to the evil desires which work in the body, Colossians 3:5. In the Passive Voice it is used of Abraham's body as being "as good as dead," Romans 4:19 with Hebrews 11:12.

[ B-2,Verb,G2289, thanatoo ]
"to put to death:" See DEATH, C, No. 1.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words