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The Shema Series
The Shema Series • Episode 4
Episode 4 • 3:51

How did the biblical authors understand the heart? Explore the Hebrew word for heart in the context of the ancient Hebrew prayer, the Shema.

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Episode 1
Shema / Listen
Episode 2
YHWH / LORD
Episode 3
Ahavah / Love
Episode 4
Lev / Heart
Episode 5
Nephesh / Soul
Episode 6
Meod / Strength
Episode 1
Shema / Listen
Episode 2
YHWH / LORD
Episode 3
Ahavah / Love
Episode 4
Lev / Heart
Episode 5
Nephesh / Soul
Episode 6
Meod / Strength

Different cultures have different conceptions of the human heart and what it is and what it does. The biblical authors are no exception. In this video, we'll explore the ancient Hebrew word for "heart" as well as the different ideas of what our hearts represent. There is no biblical word that better captures the essence of human thought, feeling, and desire, than this rich and wonderful word.

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