Different cultures have different conceptions of the human heart, what it is and what it does, and the biblical authors are no exception. In this video we’ll explore the ancient Hebrew words for “heart” as well as the different ideas of what our hearts represent. There is no biblical word that captures better the essence of human thought, feeling, and desire, than this rich and wonderful word.
This video is the fourth installment of our Word Studies series, a six-part exploration of the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema.” We will explore all of the keywords in this prayer and what they meant in their original language and historical context.
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