Body (represented by numerous Heb. terms; Gr. σῶμα, the animal frame of man as distinguished from his spiritual nature. Body is represented as opposed to shadow or figure (Colossiana 2:17). The ceremonies of the law are figures and shadows realized in Christ and the Christian religion. '" The body of sin" (Ro 6:6), called also "the body of this death" (Ro 7:24), is to be understood of the system and habit of sin before conversion, and which is afterward viewed as a loathsome burden. The apostle speaks of a spiritual body in opposition to the animal (1Co 15:44). The term also indicates a society; the Church with its different members (1Co 12:20-27).