Words of Current Interest

Related to the Lesson-Sermon for July 18, 1976, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY Subject: Life

The Spirit of God ... the breath of the Almighty (Job 34:4)

Both ruach (spirit) and neshamah (breath) have figurative significance stemming from their literal meanings. Both come from roots that signify blowing or breathing. Wind and breath served the Hebrews as metaphors for the creative, living spirit of God, for the action of divine inspiration.

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