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The Greek word is attempting to capture the Hebrew concept of "nefesh". The life force which animates the Body. The Soul is not the Spirit. The Spirt is what God gives.. Each language's word choice gets further from the orginal. By the time we get to English we are many times twice removed.


The alternatives seem to be either that Mark continued the Gospel beyond verse 16:8 but his ending was lost, so later scribes wrote new endings, from which the 'Long Ending' was eventually selected Mark did continue the Gospel beyond verse 16:8 and the 'Long Ending' we now have was original to the Gospel Mark intended to continue the Gospel beyond verse ...

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