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-scribes/lawyers/doctors/: In New Testament times the scribes belonged to the sect of the Pharisees, who supplemented the ancient written law by their traditions (Matthew 23rd chapter), thereby obscuring it and rendering it of none effect.
    In the Bible, a scribe was a man learned in the Mosaic law and in the sacred writings, an interpreter, teacher. Scribes examined the more difficult and subtle questions of the law; added to the Mosaic law decisions of various kinds thought to elucidate its meaning and scope, and did this to the detriment of the law's original intention. 
    Since the advice of men skilled in the law was needed in the examination in the causes and the solution of the difficult questions, they were enrolled in the Sanhedrin; and are mentioned in connection with the priests and elders of the people. See a Bible Dictionary for more information on the scribes.
    The titles "scribes" and "lawyers" are interchangeable in the Gospels -Matthew 22:35; Mark 12:28; Luke 20:39; etc. They were in the time of our Lord the public teachers of the people and frequently came into collision with him. They afterwards showed themselves greatly hostile to the apostles -Acts 4:5; 6:12. 
    Some of the scribes, however, were men of a different spirit and showed themselves friendly to the gospel and its preachers. Thus Gamaliel advised the Sanhedrin, when the apostles were before them charged with "teaching in this name," to "refrain from these men and let them alone" -Acts 5:34-39; 23:9.
    A scribe was also a man learned in the Mosaic law and in the sacred writings, an interpreter and depending upon the dedication of the man, a teacher. Scribes examined the more difficult and subtle questions of the law; added to the Mosaic Law decisions of various kinds thought to elucidate its meaning and scope, and did this to the detriment of religion. Since the advice of men skilled in the law was needed in the examination in the causes and the solution of the difficult questions, they were enrolled in the Sanhedrin and are mentioned in connection with the priests and elders of the people.
    The Pharisees were also of the same ilk as the lawyers, doctors and scribes.

-selah: A word frequently found in the Book of Psalms, and Habakkuk, about seventy four times in all in Scripture. Its original meaning is 'lift up; exalt'.

-Septuagint: Many of the Greek manuscripts are much older than the manuscripts of the full Hebrew Bible; they were included in copies of the entire Christian Bible that date from the 4th and 5th centuries. The major manuscripts are Codex Vaticanus (in the Vatican Library), Codex Sinaiticus, and Codex Alexandrinus (both in the British Museum). "The major Greek version is called the Septuagint ("seventy") because of the legend that the Torah was translated in the 3rd century BC by 72 scholars." ...Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia © All rights reserved.

-Shem: means 'renown'; the first mentioned of the sons of Noah (Genesis 5:32; 6:10). He was probably the eldest of Noah's sons. The words "brother of Japheth the elder" in Genesis 10:21 are more correctly rendered "the elder brother of Japheth," as in the Revised Version. Shem's name is generally mentioned first in the list of Noah's sons. He and his wife were saved in the ark (Genesis 7:13). Noah foretold his preeminence over Canaan (Genesis 9:23-27). He died at the age of six hundred years, having been for many years contemporary with Abraham, according to the usual chronology. The Israelitish nation sprang from him (Genesis 11:10-26; 1Chronicles 1:24-27).

-Shilo: generally understood as denoting the Messiah, "the peaceful one".

-soul: We have spirit, mind and body. The soul is a word which means the mind (spirit in man -Job 32:8; 1Corinthians 2:11) and body, really an integral part of each other, the whole person, a human being; the breath of life; living here on earth. The 'soul' is you.
    What is your soul, if not the things you care about, the things that concern you, including family and the effect you can have upon others; these are all your 'breath of life'.
    The soul with it's spirit in man relates to externals; the externals we encounter in daily living. Contrast this with the spirit. The spirit is internal, stable, always connected to God, if it so be that you have Christ in you. Living in Christ means to no longer find it necessary for the self to be validated by others.
    The soul can be saved -Hebrews 10:39.
    Soul refers to sinners (James 5:20) and saints alike (1Peter 2:11) and their emotions and what it is that makes us all human -Matthew 26:37,38.
    The original word in Greek translated into English means 'breath', breathing living things. In Hebrew it means 'person'. Punch it in to a computer Bible program and see how else it may be used.
 

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