Barry Newman's Blog

February 23, 2010

The Heart – by way of introduction

Filed under: The Heart — barrynewman @ 11:15 pm

Certain O.T. and N.T. references to “the soul” have traditionally been poorly misunderstood (see my blog Series “The Soul”) and misleading theological systems of some significance have been built on these poor foundations.  Some references to “the heart” in the O.T. and N.T. are also misunderstood but the misunderstandings probably do not carry with them such serious consequences.  None the less, the text is sometimes not treated appropriately and our thinking is befuddled as a consequence.  The difficulties in understanding partly arise because of the way we use “heart” in our own language, failing to appreciate the Hebrew and Greek usage.  This new series will begin with an examination of “the heart” in the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.

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