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carnal

[kär′nəl]
Etymology: L, caro, flesh
pertaining to the flesh or body, or worldly things as distinguished from spiritual.

carnal

adjective Referring to the flesh, usually with sexual overtones.

carnal

adjective Referring to the flesh, to baser instincts, often referring to sexual “knowledge”

carnal

(kăr′năl) [L. carnalis, flesh]
Pert. to the desires and appetites of the flesh; sensual.
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This conceptual connection between carnality and servility continued to inform Western thought for almost two millennia.
Most patristic and medieval exegetes agree that the king's vassals refer to the Jews, on whom God first bestowed his blessing; while commentators differ as to the exact meaning they attach to the invitee's excuses, all highlight Jewish carnality, which leads them to privilege earthly pleasure and profit over fidelity to their covenant with God.
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