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By Moisele - 18 Aug 2016

In reference to comments By Shmuel Asher - 1 Jan 2012

Hi! you said comments are welcome. 

I find your use of 'Eternals' very interesting! 

However, I think you might want to correct your usage of the word 'soul'. 

Some time ago, I decided that the word 'soul' didn't make sense in too many passages. (I have a degree in English and a tested high reading comprehension). I began to seek for the reason why. It was actually quite a lengthy effort and it took me far too long to see it. I started by using dictionaries--and getting the same definition every time--then I turned to the bible itself.  The thing is...the definition of the word has changed with time.  If you look at the context in which the word is used, you'll see what i mean. For example:  "The Eternal...breathed into his nostrils....and man became a living soul.

If man died right then and there, what would he be? A dead soul. What would be dead? His body. Let's take another example:  14. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.

Is his ghost or nebulous inner person cut off from his people? Or, his entire person--his body? 

Example: And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan...

Did they gather ghosts from Haran? 

I think they gathered bodies, living breathing bodies. 

Thanks for reading!


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