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Nephesh (נֶפֶש) is a Biblical Hebrew word which occurs in the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament). Although it is commonly rendered as soul in English translations, the word refers to the tangible aspects of life, and human beings and animals are both described as having a nephesh.
- Hoffman, Joel M. And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning, Chapter 4.