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O b v io u s ly i t r e s t s on th e suppo­ s i t i o n t h a t th e human p e r s o n a l i t y in some form , w h eth er we c a l l i t a s o u l, a s p i r i t , a g h o s t , o r what n o t , can s u r v iv e d ea th and th e r e ­ a f t e r c o n tin u e f o r a lo n g e r o r s h o r t e r tim e t o e x e r c is e g r e a t pow er f o r good o r e v i l o v e r th e d e s t i n i e s o f th e l i v i n g , who a re t h e r e fo r e c o m p e lled t o p r o p i t i a t e th e shades o f th e dead o u t o f a r e g a r d f o r t h e i r own s a f e t y and w e l l - b e i n g .

4 . Modem R esearch 33 tam ent s c h o la r s h ip 1, h o w ever, was n o t e a s i l y d is m is s e d . E . g . , S c h i l l i n g s t i l l speaks o f a "n o tw en d ige Zusammenhang zw isch en d e r P s y c h o lo g ie und d e r O n s t e r b l i c h k e i t s l e h r e " : "D ie S e e le n le h r e d es A lt e n Testam en ts b r in g t e in e F a s s l i c h k e i t m it , d i e e s e r m ö g lic h t e , s ic h e in z u p a s s e n , s o b a ld d e r U n s te r b lic h k e it s g la u b e s ic h d e u t l i c h e r e n t f a l t e t e .

In P r o v 9 :6 , you w i l l l i v e " , "L e a v e f o l l y , th e l a s t words a r e changed i n t o "you w i l l l i v e The and fo r e v e r ". T h is seems t o b e a q u o ta tio n o f Wisdom o f Solomon 3 :8 and 6 :2 1 and may, t h e r e f o r e , be re g a rd e d as a r e fe r e n c e t o th e same c o n c e p t o f a f t e r l i f e it is as d e s c r ib e d i n Wisdom o f Solomon. The second l i n e o f P r o v 1 0 :2 5 , "When th e storm p a s s e s , th e w ic k ed i s no m ore, b u t th e r ig h t e o u s i s e s ­ t a b lis h e d " , appears t o have been i n t e r p r e t e d as a r e fe r e n c e t o e t e r n a l life : " t h e r ig h t e o u s tu rn es a s id e and e sc a p es f o r e v e r " 34 .

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