Oct
2012

The Greek word analusis

Found just once in the New Testament (2 Tim. 4:6), the Greek noun “analusis” described “death” or a “loosening” (departure).

Just as a ship can be “loosened” from what holds it, so Paul knew he would soon “depart” this life (i.e. die).

People are not only “loosed” from this life by death, their body is “loosed” from their everlasting spirit (Jas. 2:26).