Ezekiel 37:7-10

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So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And as I looked, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath[1] in them. Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath[1], prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath[1], Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds[1], O breath[1], and breathe upon these slain, that they may live." 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath[1] came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great host.

  • Non-literal reading is literate reading!
  • Of the three words Nephesh, Neshamah and Ruach only ר֖וּחַ ruach is used for "wind" and "breath" throughout this chapter. Compare Genesis 2:7 — is this significant?

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 ר֖וּחַ ruach