— 21.1 Kal Hay; All Life —
The phrase Kal Hay or 'All Life' occurs here:
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all life.
→ Eve was not the mother of all people; she was the mother of all life. Eve is the biosphere.
And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy all life, as I have done."
→ This passage comes from the Noah story, when God flooded the whole earth and two or seven of every kind of animal were kept in the Ark while all the rest perished. All life perished.
In whose hand is the soul of all life, and the breath of all-flesh of man?
→ Here we have the phrase 'all life' to encompass mankind, making it obvious that with all life all living things are meant.
Thus [wisdom] is hidden from the eyes of all life; and concealed from the birds of the sky.
→ Wisdom cannot be observed by any living thing that has eyes. Even the view of a bird in flight doesn't give an advantage.
For I know that Thou wilt bring me to death. And to the house of meeting for all life.
→ All living things share a common fate: they will all die.
And do not enter into judgment with Thy servant, for in Thy sight all life is not-just.
→ On several occasions in the Bible we are told that the whole of creation has fallen. All life, not just human life, is not-just.
Thou dost open Thy hand, and dost satisfy the desire of all life.
→ God takes care of all living creatures, not only humans (Matthew 6:26).
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