Meaning of Iyov 26:5


Iyov 26:5 says, “Dead [things] are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.”

Resh~Pei~Aleph~Yud~Mem spells “raphayim” and means “dead [things].”

Resh~Pei~Aleph spells “rapha” and means “lax, a ghost, shades, spirits,dead, deceased.”

Would you explain this verse?



  1. The commentaries explain that Iyov is belittling Bidad’s speech. He is asking him whether he truly believes that his words are capable of giving life to to the dead, who are in the depths of the sea or who are buried in the ground.

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