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In ancient Hebrew thought man is composed of two physical elements: dirt breath The making of man into these two elements is graphically described by Moses: Gen 2:7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. In other words, YHVH scooped up ...


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No, they are not synonymous. In way of background, we note that the Hebrew rûaḥ is commonly rendered by the Greek pneuma, both commonly rendered by the English spirit. The OP is wondering why, in Isaiah 40:13, the translator has chosen the Greek nous ("mind") rather than the more common pneuma ("spirit"). Despite the default translations rûaḥ ↔ ...


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The NT influence on Isaiah The NT authors believed in single authorship of Isaiah (source).Thus, the modern theory on the 3 authors of Isaiah is dismissed on the basis of reading the Old in light of the New. The Hebraic Language of Equality In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of ...


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Considered in isolation it would probably be easier to see it as metaphor, perhaps for general prosperity. However, a few chapters later there certainly seems to be a prophecy that the normally barren land would erupt into a paradise: Isa 35:1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; Isa ...


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רָע means "evil". The same as it does everywhere else in Hebrew Scriptures: adversity, bad, disagreeable, malignant, unpleasant, giving pain, unhappiness, misery, displeasing. (Brown-Driver-Briggs) http://biblehub.com/hebrew/7451.htm Why would you think it would be different here than anywhere else?


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NIV is a pretty bad translation. 6 "Those who came, whom Jacob caused to take root, Israel flourished and blossomed and they filled the face of the world with fruitage." Past tense in the Hebrew. Rashi's commentary: Those who came, whom Jacob caused to take root: Do you not know what I did at first? Those who came to Egypt which Jacob caused to take ...


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According to Keil & Deilitzch Commentary[1] the reference is either to potash or nether would be employed to accelerate the process of smelting: Both bor, or potash (an alkali obtained from land-plants), and nether, natron (i.e., soda, or natron obtained from the ashes of marine plants, which is also met with in many mineral waters), have been ...



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