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Bibil Identifier bibil:225695
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Notion of Life: נפשׁ and רוח in the Anthropological Discourse of the Primeval History
Author Schüle, Andreas
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 1, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 483-501 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As part of its narrative lines, the Primeval History includes a rich and diverse discourse about the notion of life: What constitutes life? Are there higher and lower forms of life that distinguish humans from animals? And finally, why does life end? This discourse revolves around two conceptual terms: נפשׁ and רוח, whose meaning and theological significance this essay explores against the backdrop especially of the Psalms and sapiential literature.
DOI 10.1628/219222712805363935
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
Terms נֶפֶשׁ נפשׁ
רוּחַ רוח
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