Science and Health
with Key to The Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy
Chapter XVII - Glossary


The Greek word for wind (pneuma) is used also for
spirit, as in the passage in John's Gospel, the third chap-
ter, where we read: "The wind [pneuma] bloweth where
it listeth. . . . So is every one that is born of the Spirit
[pneuma]." Here the original word is the same in both
cases, yet it has received different translations, as in other
passages in this same chapter and elsewhere in the New
Testament. This shows how our Master had constantly
to employ words of material significance in order to unfold
spiritual thoughts. In the record of Jesus' supposed
death, we read: "He bowed his head, and gave up the
ghost;" but this word ghost is pneuma. It might be trans-
lated wind or air, and the phrase is equivalent to our
common statement, "He breathed his last." What
Jesus gave up was indeed air, an etherealized form of
matter, for never did he give up Spirit, or Soul.
WINE. Inspiration; understanding. Error; fornica-
tion; temptation; passion.
YEAR. A solar measurement of time; mortality;
space for repentance.
"One day is with the Lord as a thousand years."
(II Peter iii. 8.)
One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual
understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity.
This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Sci-
ence of being is understood, would bridge over with life
discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man
would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and
eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are un-
known. Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which
is the solar year. Eternity is God's measurement of Soul‑
filled years.
YOU. As applied to corporeality, a mortal; finity.
ZEAL. The reflected animation of Life, Truth, and
Love. Blind enthusiasm; mortal will.
ZION. Spiritual foundation and superstructure; in-
spiration; spiritual strength. Emptiness; unfaithful-
ness; desolation.
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