onewithhim wrote: Um, the definition of “soul” is shown from the meaning of the Hebrew word “nephesh.” I think a Jew who knows Hebrew would tell you that it means the complete person or animal.

Actually, I have no problem with nephesh meaning the complete person or animal.

– soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion, that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man, living being, self, seat of the appetites.

But, we need to also consider other words that describe man.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath (neshamah) of life; and man became a living soul (nephesh).

– breath, spirit, wind, vital breath, inspiration

Gen 2:7 implies there’s some special aspect to man that makes him a living soul.