They Were Also Living Souls

Feb 18, 2015
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“And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word…

And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became also a living soul. For it was spiritual in the day that I created it; for it remaineth in the sphere in which I, God, created it, yea, even all things which I prepared for the use of man; and man saw that it was good for food. And I, the Lord God, planted the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil…

And out of the ground I, the Lord God, formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and commanded that they should come unto Adam, to see what he would call them; and they were also living souls; for I, God, breathed into them the breath of life, and commanded that whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that should be the name thereof.” (Moses 3:7,9,19)

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Richard J. Nobbe III

Sounds good. Am I missing something!?

Richard J. Nobbe III
Richard J. Nobbe III

I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking. Does it have to do with the fact that beasts, fowls, and trees are referred to as “souls” like man? Am I supposed to be seeing beasts, fowls, and trees as symbolic?


Souls — seem to indicate spirit and physical combined. I think plants definitely have a spirit. Animals, yes. Algae, yea. mother earth seems to have a spirit. But not sure what your take was on all this.