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The relevant words to consider are: 1. בּוֹר (bowr) usually translated "pit" This word us used to describe a water cistern (Deut 6:11, Neh 9:25, Prov 5:15), etc or a water well (Exxc 12:6, 1 Chron 11:17, 2 Sam 23:15, etc), dungeon (Jer 38:6, Zech 9:11, Gen 41:14, etc), but is mostly used as the place of dead or grave as per Prov 28:17, Isa 14:15, ...


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The Bible does not indicate what spirits are made of. Some words age poorly Oxygen wasn't discovered until approx. 1604 (you'd think someone would have noticed it before then =) ). In the ancient world, there was no need to distinguish between the material in the air that is processed by our lungs and the entity that God supplied to make inanimate clay alive....


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In modern English, the words "spirit" & "ghost" are often used interchangeably. In ancient Greek, πνεῦμα & Φάντασμά are sometimes used interchangeably as well (see here). The word Φάντασμά occurs only twice in the New Testament (Matthew 14:26 & the parallel account in Mark 6:49; related words are found elsewhere though); the ...


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Snakes do not have good "long sight" vision. Other creatures see the flames of a wilderness fire from a distance and make good their escape. But snakes tend only to start fleeing when they begin to feel the heat of the fire which often is too late. John himself, living in the wilderness, probably saw the death of snakes by fire, and thus used it ...


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It true that in both Hebrew (רוּחַ ruach) and Greek (πνεῦμα pneuma) is used for all of the following: the Holy Spirit the Spirit of God the spirit of man (ie, the air itself) the spirit of animals (ie, the air itself) the breath of life the breath of man evil spirits or devils mental attitudes (eg, the spirit of selfishness) "God is Spirit" angels ...


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“*Is there any fundamental difference at all between the "spirit" of a human being ("breath of life") and the "spirit" of a disembodied (evil) spirit? Yes. But as is often the case with your questions, the answer needs a foundation. And there are many different foundations, and mine is not necessarily the ‘traditional’ one - but ...


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God resists proud from human perspective, but from divine perspective He resists nobody, wishing to give grace to all. However, when we do not accept His grace out of pride, for instance, I refuse to repent from my sexual habits and procrastinate my going to Church, then I block coming of grace in my heart, and one can say, "God resists him", but ...


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The meaning of the words "proud" and "humble" in James 4:6 and 2 Peter 5:5 according to BDAG: "Proud" ὑπερήφανος (huperephanos) = literally, "overshine" arrogant, haughty, proud, eg, Luke 1:51, Rom 1:30, 2 Tim 3:2, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5. [In all these cases, this characteristic is negative.] "Humble" ...


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“Pride” | זָדוֹן Zadon is a selfish act of vanity - falsely reflecting on accomplishments, as if [you alone] created something good. [Arrogance] is a behavior blinding humans, [unable to recognize the source of all our achievements was YHVH your God] the Source which made all things possible. [Deuteronomy 8:17-18] and you will say to yourself, "My ...


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pssmith4405, reading your question warmed my heart. Please allow me to explain. Genesis 1 describes the creation, formation and maturing of the planet earth and the heaven that resides above it. This is the theme that practically everyone agrees with. Yet heavens is plural, indicating more than one. (I'll get to this later.) Genesis 2 describes the creation ...


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