6th August 2007, 03:03 PM
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| | Originally Posted by Rasta
So from a literal standpoint, once you die, your soul would cease to exsist, based on soul=life.
To the Hebrwew, death was not extinction. They were no longer 'Nephesh' when they died, but becaime 'Rephaim' (shades) in Sheol. (see Job 3).
Here is a really good study of 'nephesh@ (hebrew for soul) http://www.drhoff.com/Writings/writings.htm
It is a long read, but it answers every point and dispels a lot of dualistic beliefs that has polluted modern day christian thinking.
"Each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete. Genetic blends with uncertain ends on a fortune hunt thats far too fleet.." Neil Peart, Rush.