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The phrasing of this question on Christianity.SE has me thinking.
According to the Bible, is man spirit and flesh, or does man have a spirit and a body of flesh?
Consider these verses from the OT:
Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
And these from the NT:
1 Corinthians 15:45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Corinthians 1:23 But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
Are these differences significant? Are the notions of being a soul and having a soul conflated in the Bible?