According to common understanding the soul is our personality. When the spirit and the body were joined, man became a living soul. The characteristic of the angels is sp irit and that of the lower animals such as beasts is flesh. We humans have both spirit and body; but our characteristic is neither spirit nor body but soul. We have a living soul. Hence the Bible calls man soul. For example, when Jacob went down into Egypt with his family, the Scriptures tell us that “all the souls of the house of Jacob, that ca me into Egypt, were threescore and ten” (Gen. 46.27). Again, those who had received Peter’s word on Pentecost were baptised and “the re were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls” (Acts 2.41). Hence soul stands for our personality, for what makes us as man.