BONES is used widely in OT as a synonym for the body, living or dead, or the person (Ps 42:10; 51:8). As the solid framework of the body, the bones are the seat of health and strength, so that breaking, rottenness, dryness of the bones are frequent figures for sickness or moral disorder (Pr 14:30; 17:22; Ps 6:2; 22:14). 'Bone of my bone' answers to the English phrase 'of the same blood'; but the concluding words of Eph 5:30 should be omitted. In Lu 24:39 the unique expression seems to emphasize the nature of the Resurrection body, as different from the ordinary 'flesh and blood.' See Gibson, Thirty-Nine Articles, p. 188.
C. W. Emmet.