Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Woodrow Wilson

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

J.W. Roberts

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Paul Rotenberry


Nearly all Old Testament theological works include large sections on the nature of men. While these works discuss meanings and usages of such important terms as "body," "soul," and "spirit," they devote very little space to the term "heart." This neglect leaves the impression that the Old Testament has only a passing interest in the part of man's nature which is revealed under the term "heart." Lexical and critical studies also minimize the importance of the term "heart." Franz Delitzsch has the most notable works in the theological field of the Old Testament on the study of the "heart." The leading work in the linguistic field is that of Charles A. Briggs, who has companion studies on the word "heart" in lexical and critical fields.

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