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The Shema Series
The Shema Series • Episode 5
Episode 5 • 4:23

Explore the surprising meaning of the Hebrew word nephesh. It's often translated as "soul," but the biblical meaning goes much deeper.

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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

Explore the Hebrew word nephesh, often translated as "soul." The English word usually refers to a non-material essence of a human that survives after death, but nephesh means something different. It refers to humans as living, breathing, physical beings, or just to life itself. Prepare to be surprised at the biblical meaning of this fascinating word.

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