Bible Notes

"Every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed" (Gen. 1:29)—Moffatt appears to clarify the sense of the passage by translating: "every tree with seed in its fruit."

"Man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7)—The term "nephesh," here rendered "soul," is used in a wide variety of senses in Hebrew, being often employed to denote "life or soul," while in other passages it signifies rather "self, person, desire, appetite, emotion, passion" (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 659). Moffatt has: "this was how man became a living being."

"Cursed be the man . . . maketh flesh his arm" (Jer. 17:5)—In the Old Testament the "arm" is constantly used in a metaphorical sense, and, when thus employed, it has been referred to as denoting "influence, power, means of support or conquest" (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 246). Moffatt suggests: "A curse on him who . . . leans upon mere human aid."

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