n. — the state of lacking any removal of sinful flesh; conceived of as being physically uncircumcised in foreskin.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
One of the most daunting tasks in the creation of the Bible Sense Lexicon is defining theological terms that Paul filled with so much biblico-theological content! Paul took words like circumcision and uncircumcision and used them in ways that have nothing to do with the physical act of circumcision. A theological wordbook would do more justice to the depth of meaning such words hold. Nevertheless, the Bible Sense Lexicon makes this information available to you. While a translation will give you the literal lemma “uncircumcision,” the Bible Sense Lexicon tries to capture the tip of the theological iceberg. Paul referred to the ontological reality of new life in Christ by the Spirit. When a person lacks this reality, that person is “uncircumcised in heart,” regardless of whether he or she has been physically circumcised. Watch for examples like these in Paul’s letters! They are great starting points for your own studies.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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