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Heart 4

Our next Word is apopsychō. There is only one usage and it is translated heart failing.
Luk 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken
To really understand what is going on here you need to read verses 1-7.
Luke 21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury  hath cast in all the living that she had.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall t…

Heart 3

Heart 3

The next word is nephesh. I do not understand why the translators translated this as heart. Let me show you a verse or two that will show you how the word nephesh is used.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Here it is the word soul. Man is a living soul as opposed to a dead soul or a lost soul. This word just means he was living and breathing. Nothing to do with who he or she is.
Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof.
This is the meaning of the word creature. A creature has instinct but no seat of the personal life. A dog can make no value judgment about if what it is doing is right or wrong. We as humans can make those kind of decisions.
The next word is libbah. Th…

Heart 2 teac

These teaching on the word Heart happened over four weeks
Let’s continue on with our study of the word heart.
Daniel 6:14 Then the king, when he heard [these] words, was sore displeased with himself, and set [his] heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
The word heart here comes from the Aramaic word bal meaning mind. This is the only usage of this word.
You can see here it is talking about that which makes the king who he is. He is feeling badly because he was tricked into having to throw Daniel into the lion’s den. Daniel’s trust in God had caused him to rise to the king’s right hand man.
That is the only use of the word bal which is an Aramaic word. There is also an Aramaic word leb which there is one use of.
Daniel 7:28 Hitherto [is] the end of the matter.  As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart
This is pronounced the same way the Hebrew word is and it me…