Dr. Eva Kovacheva
Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
Abstract. The article discusses two historical events taken from texts from the Holy Scripture – the Old and the New Testaments, and a spiritual view on human soul, as found in the Holy tradition of the Orthodox church: they support the thesis that, according to the method of allegorical interpretation, the three evidences point to three inner stages through which human soul passes in its transition to a holistic spiritual development: from the act of the Holy Baptism to the entry into the Kingdom of God.
Keywords: Holy Scripture; Promised Land; Son of God; Kingdom of God; human; Soul; symbolism of number 40