BURNING. God’s judgments have often been accompanied with fire, as e.g., with Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen.19.24-Gen.19.28), Nadab and Abihu (Lev.10.1-Lev.10.6), and the 250 rebels in the wilderness (Num.16.2, Num.16.35). The final dissolution of “this present evil world” is to be with fierce fire (2Pet.3.7-2Pet.3.10, 2Pet.3.12).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
burn, burn’-ing: Figurative: In addition to the ordinary meaning, burn is used metaphorically in the following passages of the New Testament:
(1) kaio (Lu 24:32), "Was not our heart burning within us," i.e. greatly moved.
(2) puroo, used twice, once in the sense of inflamed with sexual desire (1Co 7:9), "For it is better to marry than to burn" and in 2Co 11:29 of the heat of the passions, here of grief, or anger, "Who is offended (the American Standard Revised Version "caused to stumble") and I burn not?"
See also PUNISHMENTS.