[b-hebrew] Re: nephesh mot

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Sat Aug 23 18:01:57 EDT 2003


At 04:36 PM 8/23/03 -0500, you wrote:

>All this reflects its broad usage.  And any particular usage can be debated
>as to which nuance is intended.
>

All of which proves the old dictum- words dont have meaning, they have
usage.  Without context words are meaningless.  It is particular texts which
have to be discussed in such debates because generalities about "nephesh"
meaning "throat" or "life-blood" or the like are meaningless without
specific textual contexts.

Jim

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