Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Bible other translations

“and man became a living soul.” This verse means that when God breathed life into Adam, he became a living person, a living individual. For more on “living soul,” see commentary on Gen. 1:20 and see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul’.”

Commentary for: Genesis 2:7