BR 11:03, Jun 1995
Did Ancient Israelites Have a Heart?
To the ancient Israelites, the
leµb, often translated heart, was the seat of the emotions. The heart could be gladdened (Proverbs 27:11) or glumWhy is your face sad, since you are not sick? This can only be sadness of the heart (Nehemiah 2:2); trembling (1 Samuel 4:13) or courageousa brave man has the heart of a lion (2 Samuel 17:10); full of loveLove the Lord your God with all your heart (Deuteronomy 6:5)or full of hate[Michal] saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart (2 Samuel 6:16).