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Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 13:56:56 EDT

In a message dated 4/15/05 11:03:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
"The Bible is very clear about the nature of life. Life, according to the
Bible, resides in the "soul," or the Hebrew word "nephesh." This might be
equated roughly with the concept of consciousness. This quality is
ascribed only to man and some animals... ."
Definition: In Hebrew Kabbalah, one of the three parts of the Human soul.
Nephesh means animal, and refers to the physical body, and the animal instincts.

See the last few lines especially.

"...out of the first thirteen times in Genesis, it is used ten times of the
lower animals."

My point? Does nephesh mean consciousness or instinct?

Received on Fri Apr 15 13:58:19 2005

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