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The English word "carcase" (or "carcass") originated from a Latin word which meant a framework. It came to be used to refer to a dead body, whether human or animal - in practical terms meaning a carnal case, or the container that had previously held and carried a physical life.
The King James Version uses "carcase" to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced, neb-ay-law, which means a limp thing i.e. a dead body, human or animal (see Dead Souls).
"14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you [see Clean and Unclean]: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase." (Deuteronomy 14:8 KJV)
"Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted"
The adult Israelites after the Exodus provided a prime lesson in how those who cling to carnal ways, while ignoring the Way of the LORD that is right before them, die in their carnality - because they reject the means of being liberated from what holds them. Life becomes A Journey Without A Destination.
"14:26 And the LORD [i.e. Jesus Christ; see Christ The Creator and 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'] spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
The reality that it was Christ that they rejected is not a matter of "interpretation" or opinion; it is plainly stated:
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea [see Why Through The Sea?]; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
What the ancient Israelites made to happen for themselves was an example, for all people, of all time, that when the time comes, one must make the right choice between carnal life and eternal life.
"3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
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