[b-hebrew] Nefesh, gufah, g'viah
kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Sep 21 01:54:37 EDT 2003
Ill take a stab at this queston.
NP$ MT seems to refer to dealing with a person who has just died.
GWPT gufah is used in only one verse, 1 Chronicles 10:12 where it refers to the bodies of Saul and his sons. Unless there is some ancient extra-Biblical reference to pinpoint the definition more clearly
GWYH g'viah refers to a body, living or dead, in an anatomical sense, as an object.
NBLH nebalah corpse of either a person or animal
PGR peger seems to refer to the body of a person or animal that has been killed.
Does anyone have thoughts on these definitions?
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dgahler782 at aol.com
> Recent discussions about the precise meaning of nefesh ended with the
> decision that the term basically means body, dead or alive. However, gufah and
> g'viah are also translated as body. Can someone define the difference or the
> different contexts, if any, which determine the use of either of these three
> terms? Thx.
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