[b-hebrew] Nefesh - Breath or Breather

Brak Brak at neo.rr.com
Tue Apr 24 03:36:07 EDT 2007

In Gen 1:20, 1:21, 1:24, and 1:30  we have the phrase NEFE$ XAY.FH

In 1:20, 1:21, and 1:24 the phrase is usually translated as "living 
But in 1:30 it is usually translated as "breath of life".

So it appears that in 1:20,21,24 NEFE$ XAY.FH  is being translated to be 
referring to the item being spoken of (the "breather"), while in 1:30 is 
appears to be translated as something which the item being spoken of has 
(the "breath").

Can someone help me make heads or tails of this.


John Steven

"If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you 
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

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