We explore the Hebrew word “nephesh” that often gets translated as “soul,” in the penultimate installment of the Shema word study series. While the English word should usually refer to a non-material essence of a human that survives after death, nephesh means something different. It is referring to humans as living, breathing, physical beings, or just to life itself. Prepare to be surprised at the biblical meaning of this fascinating word!
This video is the fifth installment of our Word Studies series, an 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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