Cerastes in the Soul
The letter Shin~Pei~Yud~Pei~Nun spell “shphiyphon” meaning “adder” – an intriguing word in Genesis 49:17. Even more interesting is the word spelled Nun~Pei~Shin – “nephesh – meaning soul, also in this word.
Is there a cerastes , a horned snake, in every human soul?
Could this be likened to the “yetzer hara” – the evil inclination?