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Part 14 - Perek 18: Bildad - Don't Forget We Are Souls Not Animals

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Part 14 - Perek 18: Bildad - Don't Forget We Are Souls Not Animals
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Bildad Hashuchi takes his turn in answering Iyov, and expresses his anger at Iyov's lack of faith and his doubts about the everlasting life of the soul after death. Bildad argues that if Iyov's doubts were true, a man's death would be no different than an animal's death. If so, why did Hashem create man in His image? Hashem has implanted spiritual powers in man which cannot be found in other living creatures. It's obvious that this spiritual power is the essence of man, and therefore his soul will not be destroyed with his physical body.

Bildad expounded on the principal of the essence of the soul to explain his opinion on the mystery of the success of reshaim. If the soul is the essence of man, the essence of success is the success of the soul. When a rasha prospers, his prosperity is only an enjoyment of the body and is not true success. A rasha's punishment will be that his nefesh will cease to exist; it will be cut off and destroyed. His sons will also be cut off, as well as his name and memory. This complete destruction is the worse and most frightening punishment. A tzaddik, however will leave a name in this world, and when he dies, his neshama will continue to live in everlasting pleasantness. In the next world, he will receive reward for his suffering in this world.

"Concerning his day, the later people shall be astonished, and the earlier ones shall be seized by quaking."

This refers to the cutting off the soul which is the punishment of the reshaim. All the generations believed in the everlasting life of the soul, and its destruction was the most frightening punishment imaginable.

These are fit only for the dwellings of the unrighteous, and this for the place of him who did not know Hashem."Bildad Hashuchi takes his turn in answering Iyov, and expresses his anger at Iyov's lack of faith and his doubts about the everlasting life of the soul after death. Bildad argues that if Iyov's doubts were true, a man's death would be no different than an animal's death. If so, why did Hashem create man in His image? Hashem has implanted spiritual powers in man which cannot be found in other living creatures. It's obvious that this spiritual power is the essence of man, and therefore his soul will not be destroyed with his physical body.

Bildad expounded on the principal of the essence of the soul to explain his opinion on the mystery of the success of reshaim. If the soul is the essence of man, the essence of success is the success of the soul. When a rasha prospers, his prosperity is only an enjoyment of the body and is not true success. A rasha's punishment will be that his nefesh will cease to exist; it will be cut off and destroyed. His sons will also be cut off, as well as his name and memory. This complete destruction is the worse and most frightening punishment. A tzaddik, however will leave a name in this world, and when he dies, his neshama will continue to live in everlasting pleasantness. In the next world, he will receive reward for his suffering in this world.

"Concerning his day, the later people shall be astonished, and the earlier ones shall be seized by quaking."

This refers to the cutting off the soul which is the punishment of the reshaim. All the generations believed in the everlasting life of the soul, and its destruction was the most frightening punishment imaginable.

These are fit only for the dwellings of the unrighteous, and this for the place of him who did not know Hashem."

This refers to Iyov and his children who were cut off. Bildad told Iyov that his nefesh will be destroyed. Iyov didn't believe in the everlasting life of the soul, and therefore does not have a share in Olam Haba.Bildad Hashuchi takes his turn in answering Iyov, and expresses his anger at Iyov's lack of faith and his doubts about the everlasting life of the soul after death. Bildad argues that if Iyov's doubts were true, a man's death would be no different than an animal's death. If so, why did Hashem create man in His image? Hashem has implanted spiritual powers in man which cannot be found in other living creatures. It's obvious that this spiritual power is the essence of man, and therefore his soul will not be destroyed with his physical body.

Bildad expounded on the principal of the essence of the soul to explain his opinion on the mystery of the success of reshaim. If the soul is the essence of man, the essence of success is the success of the soul. When a rasha prospers, his prosperity is only an enjoyment of the body and is not true success. A rasha's punishment will be that his nefesh will cease to exist; it will be cut off and destroyed. His sons will also be cut off, as well as his name and memory. This complete destruction is the worse and most frightening punishment. A tzaddik, however will leave a name in this world, and when he dies, his neshama will continue to live in everlasting pleasantness. In the next world, he will receive reward for his suffering in this world.

"Concerning his day, the later people shall be astonished, and the earlier ones shall be seized by quaking."

This refers to the cutting off the soul which is the punishment of the reshaim. All the generations believed in the everlasting life of the soul, and its destruction was the most frightening punishment imaginable.

These are fit only for the dwellings of the unrighteous, and this for the place of him who did not know Hashem."

This refers to Iyov and his children who were cut off. Bildad told Iyov that his nefesh will be destroyed. Iyov didn't believe in the everlasting life of the soul, and therefore does not have a share in Olam Haba.Bildad Hashuchi takes his turn in answering Iyov, and expresses his anger at Iyov's lack of faith and his doubts about the everlasting life of the soul after death. Bildad argues that if Iyov's doubts were true, a man's death would be no different than an animal's death. If so, why did Hashem create man in His image? Hashem has implanted spiritual powers in man which cannot be found in other living creatures. It's obvious that this spiritual power is the essence of man, and therefore his soul will not be destroyed with his physical body.

Bildad expounded on the principal of the essence of the soul to explain his opinion on the mystery of the success of reshaim. If the soul is the essence of man, the essence of success is the success of the soul. When a rasha prospers, his prosperity is only an enjoyment of the body and is not true success. A rasha's punishment will be that his nefesh will cease to exist; it will be cut off and destroyed. His sons will also be cut off, as well as his name and memory. This complete destruction is the worse and most frightening punishment. A tzaddik, however will leave a name in this world, and when he dies, his neshama will continue to live in everlasting pleasantness. In the next world, he will receive reward for his suffering in this world.

"Concerning his day, the later people shall be astonished, and the earlier ones shall be seized by quaking."

This refers to the cutting off the soul which is the punishment of the reshaim. All the generations believed in the everlasting life of the soul, and its destruction was the most frightening punishment imaginable.

These are fit only for the dwellings of the unrighteous, and this for the place of him who did not know Hashem."

This refers to Iyov and his children who were cut off. Bildad told Iyov that his nefesh will be destroyed. Iyov didn't believe in the everlasting life of the soul, and therefore does not have a share in Olam Haba.

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