[b-hebrew] nefarious nefesh
dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Feb 5 00:10:04 EST 2003
On Tuesday 04 February 2003 20:05, Lisbeth S. Fried wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim West [mailto:jwest at highland.net]
> > Sent: Tue, February 04, 2003 6:43 PM
> > To: lizfried at umich.edu
> > Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] nefarious nefesh
> > At 06:40 PM 2/4/03 -0500, you wrote:
> > >The traslation "soul" is based on the Greek LXX psyche,
> > >which is translated into the Latin "anima" which is translated
> > >into the English as "soul."
> > >But the concept as something which continues to exist after you
> > >die does not exist in the Hebrew.
> > then whats sheol about? how does saul summon the spirit of
> > samuel after the
> > latter's death? i can see how one could argue (though not really
> > persuasively) that the HB has no concept of *resurrection*-
> > but what is one
> > to make of the many passages re: sheol if there is no life
> > there (even in a
> > shadowy ethereal form)?
> Dear Jim, Where does it say she summoned his
> *spirit*?? You can't *see* a soul or spirit, can you?
> and since the necromancer *saw* Samuel, it was his
> whole body of course. Sheesh. You gotta get with the
> program here.
Is this for real?
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