Principal Point of Faith #3:
The Nature of Man

Definitions to Remember (from Strong’s Greek & Hebrew Dictionary)

The Three Most Frequently used Hebrew Words Translated as “Man” in the Bible:

1. Enosh Strong’s Reference #<H520>

Translated in KJV as: man 520, certain 10, misc 34 [Total Count: 564]

From <H605> (‘anash); properly a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified <H120> (‘adam)); hence a man in general (singly or collectively): fellow.

2. Ish Strong’s Reference #<H376>

Translated in KJV as: man 1002, men 210, one 188, husband 69, any 27, misc 143 [Total Count: 1639]

Contracted for <H582> (‘enowsh) [or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant]; a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term:- also, another, any (man)).

3. Adam Strong’s Reference #<H120>

Translated in KJV as: man 408, men 121, Adam 13, person(s) 8, misc 2 [Total Count: 552]

From <H119> (‘adam); ruddy, i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) :- + common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

The Word translated “soul” does not mean personality, but literally “breathing creature,” whether human or animal.

1. Nepesh Strong’s Reference #<H5315>

Translated in KJV as: : soul 475, life 117, person 29, mind 15, heart 15, creature 9, body 8, himself 8, yourselves 6, dead 5, will 4, desire 4, man 3, misc 58, [Total Count: 753]

From <H5314> (naphash); properly a breathing creature, i.e. animal or (abstract) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) :- any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature.