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micah7:9:
 WITHOUT the Greek definition of the word "soul," how can that word "soul"[a living creature or to breath] become a euphemsim to the woman of Genesis as a soul as in the Greek sense?
From what I have read, not just on this forum, the woman represents the soul that man must get/win/woo back or at least get back in line for a type of marriage.
I understand the concept, and I find it viable, even followed it for years. I am asking now, just how it evolved or maybe I should say, reveal its self, as such for that identification?

I am asking in all sincerity. :HeartThrob:

Nathan:
In our language, not all of our words have either a feminine or masculine connotation . . .many do, but not all.  But I'm told the Hebrew language "does" have every word connected to either a feminine or masuline connotation.  .  What that means is . . .if you say your name is "Jill" then I know by the feminine conotation of the name that you're a female . . .but if you say your name is "Jack" then that tells me you're a male . . .the word "soul" carries a feminine connotation.

Secondly . . .David even verifies this in Psalms where he states . .

 1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

 3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

lomarah:

--- Quote from: Nathan on December 20, 2011, 02:25:04 AM ---In our language, not all of our words have either a feminine or masculine connotation . . .many do, but not all.  But I'm told the Hebrew language "does" have every word connected to either a feminine or masuline connotation.  .  What that means is . . .if you say your name is "Jill" then I know by the feminine conotation of the name that you're a female . . .but if you say your name is "Jack" then that tells me you're a male . . .the word "soul" carries a feminine connotation.

Secondly . . .David even verifies this in Psalms where he states . .

 1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

 3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

--- End quote ---

Oh wow, I had never caught that in the psalms or thought about the feminine/masculine Hebrew words, great points Nathan!

micah7:9:
Yes soul is a fem. noun. But not all translations use "her" in that Psa.34:2  I suggest this is how  we can slide to create what we think. So, maybe David did not actually "verify" anything as to making the soul a "her." Something to consider rather than build on. Of course it is just my opinion. I do understand that losing the meaning or understanding of what a soul is, from its entrance into the Word, and how the Greek generates or defines a soul to be an entity in and of itself can cause a wondering.

Forgot to add this: no mention of "her" in these translations

Psa 34:2 (33:3) Mi soule schal be preisid in the Lord; mylde men here, and be glad.(Wycliffe 1395)
Psa 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.(Darby 1890)
Psa 34:2 My soule shal glory in God: the humble shall heare therof and be glad.(Bishops Bible1568)
Psa 34:2 My soule shall glory in the Lord: the humble shall heare it, and be glad.(Geneva 1587)
Psa 34:2 (34:3) My soul shall glory in the LORD; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.(Jewish Publication Society Translation
1917 )
Ps 34:2   My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.(Amp. Bible)
Psa.34:2  2 When I boast, it will be about ADONAI; the humble will hear of it and be glad. (Complete Jewish Bible David Stern)
Psa.34: 2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad(New King James 1982)
Psa. 34:2 I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.(New living Trans.)
Psa. 34:2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. (New Rev. Std.)

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נפשׁ
nephesh
BDB Definition:
1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
1a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
1b) living being
1c) living being (with life in the blood)
1d) the man himself, self, person or individual
1e) seat of the appetites
1f) seat of emotions and passions
1g) activity of mind
1g1) dubious
1h) activity of the will
1h1) dubious
1i) activity of the character
1i1) dubious
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong's Number: from H5314
Same Word by TWOT Number: 1395a

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