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God Breathed into the Nostrils of His Dust Man

God breathed into his nostrils. The Biblical Hebrew for breathe includes seething hot and losing life! Here’s what this means.

Yahveh Elohim formed man from the dust of the ground. God breathed into his nostrils.
Yahveh Elohim formed man from the dust of the ground. God breathed into his nostrils

Genesis 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed (H5301) into his nostrils the breath (H5397) of life; and man became a living soul (H5315).

H5301

נָפַח nâphach naw-fakh’; a primitive root; to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire; figuratively, to disesteem):

KJV — blow, breath, give up, cause to lose (life), seething, snuff.

Nostrils

H639

אַף ʼaph af; from H599 (אָנַף); properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:

KJV — anger(-gry),+ before, countenance, face, +forebearing, forehead, + (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, ⨯ worthy, wrath.

H599

אָנַף ʼânaph aw-naf’; a primitive root; to breathe hard, i.e. be enraged:

KJV — be angry (displeased). [/box]

Further Study

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