Breathe The enemies of the psalmist “breathe out violence” (Ps. 27:12, Heb. yāp̱aḥ, “breathe hard,” “snort”); and Saul of Tarsus was prior to his conversion “breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord” (Acts 9:1, Gk. empnéō).In Lam. 3:56 the AV has “hide not thine ear at my
BREATH; BREATHE; BREATHING<breth>, <breth>, <breath’-ing>: In the English Versions of the Bible of the Old Testament “breath” is the rendering of נַשָׁמָה [neshamah], and of רוּחַ [ruach]. These words differ but slightly in meaning, both signifying primarily “wind,” then “breath,” though the
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BREATHING.—On the evening of the Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the disciples, gave them the commission ‘As my Father, etc.,’ ‘and when he had said this, he breathed on them (ἐνεφύσησε), and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost (Λάβετε Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον). Whose soever sins … retained,’ Jn
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BREATH, breth, BREATHE,brēth, BREATHING,brēth′ing: In the EV of the OT “breath” is the rendering of נְשָׁמָה, neshāmāh, and of רוּחַ, rūaḥ. These words differ but slightly in meaning, both signifying primarily “wind,” then “breath,” though the former suggests a gentler blowing, the latter often
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BREATHE [פּוּחַ puakh, נָפַח nafakh, נָפַשׁ nafash; ἐμπνέωempneō]. Even though the people of the biblical world did not know the precise physiology of respiration, breathing was understood as one of the fundamental components of life, and the noun breath is sometimes synonymous with life or soul.