|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.
2. (n.) The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.
3. (n.) The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.
4. (n.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buildings, ships, etc.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kar'-kas: The dead body of a beast; used sometimes in a contemptuous way of the dead body of a human being. The use of the word as applied to a living body is not found in either Old Testament or New Testament.
(1) It occurs as a translation of the Hebrew pegher, in Genesis 15:11; this Hebrew word is also translated "dead body" in Numbers 14:29 1 Samuel 17:46; Isaiah 34:3; Isaiah 66:24 Ezekiel 6:5; Ezekiel 43:7:9, and "corpse" in Nahum 3:3.
(2) The Hebrew nebhelah, is also translated "carcass" in Leviticus 5:2; Leviticus 11:8, 11 Jeremiah 16:18, but as "dead body" in Deuteronomy 28:26 ("body," Joshua 8:29 1 Kings 13:22, 29 2 Kings 9:37); Isaiah 5:25 Jeremiah 7:33; Jeremiah 16:4; Jeremiah 19:7.
(3) In Judges 14:8 the word mappelah, from naphal, "to incline" or "fall," is also translated "carcass."
(4) In Matthew 24:28 the word "carcase" (not "carcass") is used to render the Greek ptoma, the reference probably being here to the dead body of an animal For the body of a human being the Greek is translated "corpse" (Matthew 14:12 Mark 6:29; Mark 15:45), and "dead bodies" (Revelation 11:8, 9).
W. N. Stearns
Carcass (30 Occurrences)
Matthew 24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together. (WEB WBS NIV)
Leviticus 5:2 "'Or if anyone touches any unclean thing, whether it is the carcass of an unclean animal, or the carcass of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it is hidden from him, and he is unclean, then he shall be guilty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:8 Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:24 "'By these you will become unclean: whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:25 Whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:26 The carcasses of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. (Root in KJV WBS NIV)
Leviticus 11:27 Whatever goes on its paws, among all animals that go on all fours, they are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:28 He who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. They are unclean to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:35 Everything whereupon part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it shall be broken in pieces: they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a spring or a cistern in which water is a gathered shall be clean: but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:37 If part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:38 But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:39 "'If any animal, of which you may eat, dies; he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:40 He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 14:8 The pig, because it has a split hoof but doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:26 And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. (KJV JPS WBS NAS NIV)
Joshua 8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcass down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day. (KJV JPS WBS)
Judges 14:8 After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 14:9 And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion. (KJV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 13:22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. (KJV JPS WBS)
1 Kings 13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. (KJV JPS WBS)
1 Kings 13:25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. (KJV JPS WBS)
1 Kings 13:28 And he went and found his carcass cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the ass. (KJV JPS WBS)
1 Kings 13:29 And the prophet took up the carcass of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him. (KJV JPS WBS)
1 Kings 13:30 And he laid his carcass in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother! (KJV JPS WBS)
2 Kings 9:37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel. (KJV JPS WBS)
Esther 1:10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, (WEB)
Psalms 89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain. You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 31:13 Upon his ruin all the birds of the heavens shall dwell, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches; (See JPS)
Ezekiel 32:5 I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height. (See RSV)