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Aug
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asked What is the meaning of the phrase לצאת ולבוא?
Nov
9
asked What are some non-allegorical commentaries on Song of Solomon?
Nov
5
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Avrohom, although we seem to have pinpointed the basis for the claim in my question, Ecc 3:19 biblehub.com/text/ecclesiastes/3-19.htm seems run contrary to that basis, and thus leave the claim with no legitimate basis. ורוח אחד לכל seems to indicate identical essential substance of the רוח of both parties, regardless of potential divergence of behavior at death.
Jun
10
accepted Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Jun
9
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Interesting developments to support the claim that 'animals don't have spirits'. To summarize, it is supposed that the animal's רוח is of a different quality than the man's, and this supposition is based on a translation of Ecc 3:21 that asserts that the two different רוח's possess differing directional orientations. This is just an aside, in response to Rashi's comment about judgment, that God seems to state in Gen 9:5 biblos.com/genesis/9-5.htm that he will demand an accounting from כל חיה. One could defend such a discrepancy by asserting that said judgment would be on earth, now.
Jun
8
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Interesting. Thanks for the scholarship. If no one else has any ideas, I will have to accept this as a basis for the claim that "animals don't have spirits." I know this is outside the scope of this question, but checking out the translations of this passage here (bible.cc/ecclesiastes/3-21.htm), you can see that all but 2 or 3 translate the passage as questioning the directional orientation of both classes of entities' spirits. The others assert the spirits' orientation, and seem to assert that said spirits are not known. It'd be interesting to see the translations' rationale.
Jun
8
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Thanks Avrohom. Am I to take it that Derek HaShem is using the very verse I led with as a proof text that animals don't possess spirits? If so, would you please summarize his argument in your answer? What I'm looking for is a direct Bible verse, or verses, and not commentary. If his is an exposition of a Bible verse, it'd be valid, but I'd need to see how he's deriving his exposition. For example, if the above quote is his exposition of Ecc. 3:21, I'd need to see the premises that lead to that conclusion. Thank you
Jun
8
revised Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
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Jun
7
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Cool, but I'm looking for a proof text (Bible verse) that animals don't have a spirit. The verse I cited seems to indicate that they do. I've heard some people claim that animals only possess a soul (the animal life, closely associated with the body), and I'd like to know whence such a supposition arises. The answer to my question would need to be a verse, not a quotation from a commentary.
Jun
6
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
The Rambam commentary in one of the answers was helpful, but still doesn't answer my question. thanks
Jun
6
comment Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
I intend 'ruach' to mean 'spirit' (whereas 'nephesh' would be 'soul'.) 'neshema' is more immediately related to the concept of breath, so that might work. Just trying to figure out where someone derived the idea that animals don't have spirits.
Jun
6
asked Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?
Jun
6
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
Of course, I'm open opinions on that.
May
26
comment Does anyone know of a public domain recording of Tanakh chapters or verses?
Web service (possible mobile client later.) No donations. No charges. I don't care about protecting my intellectual property as far as the code goes, and I just want to be unencumbered as to the use of the data.
May
24
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
Thanks, but I do think it answers the question. Redundancy can, and probably does account for the oddity.
May
23
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May
23
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
Just reading this, it doesn't make any sense. How can there be more Strongs entries, yet each maps to possibly multiple BDB entries? Does redundancy account for this apparent discrepancy?
May
23
revised Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
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May
23
awarded  Teacher
May
22
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@yoel, are there better lexicons out there that I don't know about?