2286 THANASIMOS (1): deadly. Mk.16.18: "...they will pick up snakes; and if they drink anything deadly (thanasisimos) it surely will not harm them. They will place hands on sick ones and they will recover."
2287 THANATEPHOROS (1): something death-dealing or deadly. Jas.3.8: "But no human is able to tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly (thanatephoros) venom."
2289 THANATO'O (11): to put to death. In the FCM (NT) thanato'o means to cause a person to die, except for figurative use in Rom.7.4 and 8.13. Thanato'o is the general term for putting someone to death. See also "die" (0599 apothnesko), "kill" (0615 apokteino), "murder" (phoneuo) and "destroy, perish, be lost" (0622 apollumi).
In 1Pe.3.18 thanato'o is the opposite of "make alive" (2227 zo'opoieo): "For indeed, the Anointed One once died (apothnesko) concerning wrongdoings, an upright one on behalf or wrongful ones, so that he might bring you+ to God, being put to death (thanato'o) in the flesh, but made alive (zo'opoieo) in spirit."
TO CAUSE A PERSON TO DIE: for example Mk.14.55: "Now the chief priests and the whole council (the sanhedrin) sought testimony against Jesus so as to put him to death (thanato'o); and they found none."
FIGURATIVE USE OF THANATO'O: as in Rom.7.4: "So, my brothers, you+ were put to death (thanato'o) to the law through the body of the Anointed One, so that you+ could belong to a different one, the one who was raised from the dead (3498 nekros), so that we may bear fruit to God." This figurative usage of thanato'o is equivalent in meaning to "put to death" in 3499 nekro'o.
2288 THANATOS (120): death. The process or occasion in which a person's "spirit" (4151 pneuma) is separated from his "body" (4983 soma) (and also from his "sensory being" (5590 psuche)), and thereby becomes "dead" (3498 nekros); as in Jas.2.26, "...the body without the spirit is dead (nekros)...". James did not write, "The spirit without the body is dead." Nor did he write, "The body and the spirit are dead." The conclusion is that the human spirit continues to exist after death. Put another way, the process of death (thanatos) result in a dead (nekros) body and a continuing, living spirit that is elsewhere. See 5590 psuche for further discussion.
Jesus also affirmed the existence of the spirit apart from the body in Lk.24.39: "...a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you observe me having."
Thanatos is contrasted to "life" (2222 zoe) in Jn.5.24, Rom.7.10, 8.38, 1Co.3.22, 2Co.2.16, 4.11,12, Php.1.20, 2Ti.1.10, 1Jn.3.14, 5.16, Rev.12.11 and elsewhere. For example Jn.5.24: "Truly truly I say to you+, the one who is listening to my message and is trusting the one who sent me has eternal life, and does not come into condemnation, but has gone out from death into life."
Rev.2.11, 20.6,14b and 21.8 reveal that there is a "second death," so there necessarily is also a "first Death." Thanatos is the word that denotes that "first death," the event when a human dies physically. The Second Death is described in the final judgement scene of Rev.20.11-15. See the "unseen place" (0086 hades) and "destroy, perish, be lost" (0622 apollumi) for discussion.
THE CONCEPT OR OCCASION OF DEATH OR LOSS OF LIFE:
2290 THAPTO (11): to bury, inter.
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