[b-hebrew] Evil Impulses of the Heart

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Mar 11 07:30:11 EST 2004


Dear George,

It is YCR HR( (yetzer hara'), as contrasted with YCR H+WB (yetzer hatov).
It is a rabbinic phrase based on Gen 6:5 and 8:21, where, however, the
words are not right next to each other.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

>A colleague of mine was wanting the Hebrew phrase which is translated as
>'evil impulses of the heart'. Apparently, it is either a Rabbinic phrase,
>or a common Jewish phrase. Does anyone know what the phrase in question
>is, and where it may come from?





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