Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

Glossary - (CHAPTER 17)

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Serpent (ophis, in Greek; nacash, in Hebrew). Subtlety; a lie; the opposite of Truth, named error; the first statement of mythology and idolatry; the belief in more than one God; animal magnetism; the first lie of limitation; finity; the first claim that there is an opposite of Spirit, or good, termed matter, or evil; the first delusion that error exists as fact; the first claim that sin, sickness, and death are the realities of life. The first audible claim that God was not omnipotent and that there was another power, named evil, which was as real and eternal as God, good.

Sheep. Innocence; inoffensiveness; those who follow their leader.

(SHEM - Noah's son)
Shem (Noah's son). A corporeal mortal; kindly affection; love rebuking error; reproof of sensualism.

Son. The Son of God, the Messiah or Christ. The son of man, the offspring of the flesh. "Son of a year."

Souls. See chapter on Recapitulation, page 466.

Spirit. Divine substance; Mind; divine Principle; all that is good; God; that only which is perfect, everlasting, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinite.

Spirits. Mortal beliefs; corporeality; evil minds; supposed intelligences, or gods; the opposites of God; errors; hallucinations. (See page 466.)

Substance. See chapter on Recapitulation, page 468.

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