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Nephesh / Soul E4 - Q&R

A question and response episode on the topic of the Hebrew word "Nephesh".
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Episode Details

January 22, 2018
55 min

Episode Details

January 22, 2018
55 min

Show Notes

Here is our Nephesh/Soul Q+R! Thank you to everyone who sent in questions! We love doing these and hearing what others are thinking.

Q’s and Timestamps:

  • (7:19) Sam: Why did Paul write that each of us has a soul, spirit and body in 1 Thessalonians 5?
  • (18:57) Johnny: In Hebrews 4:12, it seems man is dual natured, physical and spirit, but how can we reconcile this by understanding man as a single natured being, meaning that man is a soul?
  • (24:45) Daniel: In Psalm 63 it says that David’s Nephesh/Soul thirsts after God. What does that mean practically?
  • (33:20) Kevin: What’s the biblical writers perspective on the future state of being? And how does that relate to burial practices like cremation?
  • (45:47) Natalia: What do we actually know from the biblical writers and first century believers saying what our bodies will be like in the new creation?

Resources / Books:

"Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism/ Dualism Debate" by John Cooper.

"Body, Soul and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible" by Joel Green.

"The Holy Longing" by Ronald Rolheiser.

"Against An Infinite Horizon" by Ronald Rolheiser.

The Bible Project Video on Nephesh/Soul:

Show Music:

Defender Instrumental: Rosasharn Music

Show Produced by:

Dan Gummel and Jon Collins.

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