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Ghost [N]

an old Saxon word equivalent to soul or spirit. It is the translation of the Hebrew nephesh_ and the Greek _pneuma , both meaning "breath," "life," "spirit," the "living principle" ( Job 11:20 ; Jeremiah 15:9 ; Matthew 27:50 ; John 19:30 ). The expression "to give up the ghost" means to die ( Lamentations 1:19 ; Genesis 25:17 ; 35:29 ; 49:33 ; Job 3:11 ). (See HOLY GHOST .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ghost". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

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